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For those of you who wondered where I developed my fine sense of ship-handling and my mastery of the submariner's skills, look no further.

I owe much to my years of study and discipline under the steady and uncompromising tutelage of Captain Leon J. Uplinger, and to my interest during both my formative and currently advanced years of comprehensive nautical treatises such as 'Two Years Before the Mast', 'Command at Sea', the Patrick O'Brien 'Aubrey/Maturin' novels, and, of course, as presented here, the infallible and much acclaimed 'You Can Pilot a Submarine!'

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Paul Gomez
What a coincidence! I bought my son this very book way back when he was a little tyke. Now he's a bubblehead himself...



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