Universally praised for its powerfully authentic depiction of submarine warfare, Run Silent, Run Deep was an immediate success when published in 1955 and shot to the top of best-seller lists nationwide. In 1958, Hollywood adapted the novel for the big screen starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. The New York Times said of the novel, �If ever a book had a ring of reality, this is it . . . combat passages rank with the most exciting written about any branch of the service.