As a BGO in a sparsely populated state, a lot of my efforts are just informing good candidates about the sea and its adventures. As a result, I have a short recommended reading list of books for motivation and inspiration on each of the Navy's specialties (Aviation, Subs, Marines, Surface Warfare, and SEALS). My Surface Warfare book is "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" by Hornfischer and it is, indeed, a hair raising, exciting, and great look at bravery and life aboard ship. The only problem is the events are WWII era and I am trying to find something Cold War or later that today's young person can identify more closely with. I know, they barely identify with books, but I try. Any suggestions? Many thanks.