Red November

Red November

Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War

Non-Fiction - Military
416 Pages
Reviewed on 12/08/2015
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Author Biography

William Craig Reed is the author of Cold War III: How the U.S. Navy can Defeat Putin and Halt Climate Change, and the bestselling non-fiction book Red November: Inside the Secret U.S. – Soviet Submarine War (HarperCollins, 2010). Reed also authored The Eagle and the Snake: A SEAL Team Six Interactive Thriller, and is also the co-author of Tarzan, My Father with the late Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. Reed served as a U.S. Navy diver, submarine weapons technician, and espionage photographer for special operations aboard nuclear fast-attack submarines. Reed earned commendations for completing secret missions during the Cold War, several in concert with Navy SEAL teams, and is the only author invited by the U.S. Navy to observe recent Ice Exercise submarine operations in the Arctic.

Book Review

Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

Wow! How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely what I thought when I finished reading Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War by author W. Craig Reed. A simply fantastic re-telling of an extremely tense time in the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Cold War. Giving his readers previously unreleased information about the secret underwater maneuverings by both sides at the time, this non-fiction book reads like fictional story-telling at its best; it's simply that gripping, exciting and well done. Readers will surprised at all that was going on behind the scenes, and even those who may consider themselves to be knowledgeable about the time period will be able to glean information that is new to them.

I loved this book. Loved it. Author W. Craig Reed, a former Navy diver and fast-track submariner, has written a simply stellar account of this dangerous and intriguing time period in our history. Once I started Red November, I simply could not put it down, much to my own chagrin as I had picked it up at bed time, intending to read just a few chapters. Any reader who enjoys a great work of non-fiction, history, military history, or a historical recounting with a great deal of intrigue, adventure and excitement will absolutely love Red November. I very highly recommend this book. I certainly hope that author W. Craig Reed is hard at work on his next book. If it is anything like Red November, it will definitely be worth the read!