Submitted by Name: Rod Corkum From: Halifax, Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: Found this site doing a bit of Googling. I read Under the Red Sea Sun while I was in high school (late 60's)and found it fascinating. I was a prolific book reader in my younger days. It is the only book from the school library that I've never forgotten the title. Few books have made that much of an impression.
Added: October 29, 2011
Submitted by Name: Alan Lewis From: Washington, DC E-mail: Contact
Comments: I discovered the Admiral's writings when I was in junior high school in the early 1950s. He became my boyhood hero because he "got the job done." Sometime in the late 1970s I decided to re-read and then collect all his books and, as luck would have it, I was able to meet him through a contact at Haslam's Books in St. Petersburg, FL. He even spent a night under my roof in the Washington suburbs during one of his yearly auto trips from Maine to Florida ... driving solo in a big white Caddy (if my memory is correct). Not long afterwards I was able to visit him in Florida and record about 2-1/2 hours of interview which served as research material for the SALVAGE MAN. I recently visited the invasion beaches at Normandy and am re-reading THE FAR SHORE because of its detailed explanations of what our men went through in those terrifying hours on the morning of June 6, 1944. Its great to have this website available for future Ellsberg fans!
Added: October 12, 2011
Submitted by Name: Todd Mumma From: Harrisburg PA E-mail: Contact
Comments: hello, i have read only two of the commanders books but i am inspired by his never give up attitude. I work as a salvage diver for Defiant Marine Inc. and usually on every job someone has a copy of an Ellsberg book, even though all of the salvages he did were done before we are even thought about, the information and the spirit of a true Salvage Master are as useful today as when he was making things happen. i am looking to have a complete set of Commander Ellsberg's books. it will take some time but i shall have a set.
Added: October 7, 2011
Submitted by Name: Daniel Hammond From: North Carolina E-mail: Contact
Comments: The commander was a truly man thank you for giving so much to the diving world !!!
Added: October 6, 2011
Submitted by Name: Barbara Sokolik From: Omaha Ne E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello, I beleive I am related to Edward Ellsberg because my grandfather told me as a child that he was his cousin. They changed the spelling of their last name slightly but they both had come to the US from Russia.My grandfather was Abraham Ellesberg and was a tailor in NYC and he had 12 sisters and brothers.He was the oldest. It seems that the Admiral's parents must have come to America earlier than my family members.My aunt saved a newspaper account of his death.Wish I knew more about the Admiral's family that are still living.All of my grandfather's children are now deceased now.
Added: September 4, 2011
Submitted by Name: Edward J Giuffre From: Long Island, New York E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thirty Fathoms Deep was the first book I selected from Public School 89 Library in the Bronx. I went on to read almost every other book the Commander wrote. I just wrote a column about him for our West Islip Retired Teacher's Association news letter. Well send you a copy, if you want. ED Giuffre
The commander made me a lifelong reader. Thanks.
Added: September 2, 2011
Submitted by Name: John Potter From: Humboldt Co California E-mail: Contact
Comments: I first read Hell on Ice in my Jr High days in 1962 and have re-read it several times since. It has aged well and is one of my favorite books of exploration. Under the Red Sea Sun has also been a favorite for many decades. I have been fortunate to find hardback copies of many of Ellsberg's books at used book stores and value them highly.
Added: August 31, 2011
Submitted by Name: CDR Edward Bosque, USN E-mail: Contact
Comments: A very fascinating site for an extraordinary man. Thank you for keeping the Admiral's legacy alive!
Added: August 28, 2011
Submitted by Name: Greg Trocchia From: Vermilion Ohio USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have read several of the Ellsberg books and CAPTAIN PAUL remains my favorite. Maybe not a classic writing but it is very entertaining and with the sailing terms,the historical background, and finally the formation of our United States Navy, it has kept my interest for over fifty years. I keep a copy on hand to lend to interested readers but I'm sorry the work is no longer in print.
Added: July 28, 2011
Submitted by Name: John Meshkoff From: Santa Rosa, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I just listened to the Bob Trout interview; interestingly, the commander, in keeping with wartime secrecy regarding submarines, gave deliberately inaccurate answers regarding the capabilities and armament of U.S. Subs, in order to confuse enemy intelligence!