10 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU JOIN THE NAVY
For a student who wants to join the navy, it will be wise to read biographies/autobiographies/memoirs of famous naval personalities.
It will also be apt to read books on naval history, especially naval battles at sea.
And you must read “navy fiction” too,
Here are 10 “sea novels” which are “must reading” for a young naval officer, a navy cadet or a student aspiring to join the navy for a career at sea:
10 “SEA NOVELS” (NAVY FICTION) BOOKS WHICH ARE “MUST READING” FOR EVERY YOUNG NAVAL OFFICER
1. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
2. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
3. HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean
4. Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach
5. HMS Leviathan by John Winton
6. The Captain by Jan de Hartog
7. Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
8. We Joined the Navy by John Winton
9. Winged Escort by Douglas Reeman
And last, but not the least, the all time favourite “must read” for anyone who wants to enjoy military life:
10. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Read these books.
There are many other good sea novels (like THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by TOM CLANCY), navy war memoirs, and biographies too.
And then you will get an idea of what life in the navy is all about.