Books: Mixed Fiction, Apr. 4, 1955

RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP, by Commander Edward L. Beach, U.S.N. (364 pp.; Holt; $3.95). President Eisenhower's naval aide, 36, topflight submariner and author of the best account to date of undersea combat (Submarine!), has now written his first novel. It is a war novel, with a vengeance. Ed Richardson runs into just about every heart-stopping jam that a Medal-of-Honor-winning pigboat skipper can get into and out of in the battle against Japan. While ripping up shipping all around the Western Pacific, he tangles with "Bungo Pete," the cunning old Japanese ex-submariner whose...

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