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1.

All the Gallant Men

by - Donald Stratton
An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor (2016, William Morrow)
Description: THE FIRST MEMOIR BY A USS ARIZONA SURVIVOR: Donald Stratton, one of the battleship's five living heroes, delivers an "epic,"* "powerful,"** and "in ...
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2.

Tin Can Titans

by - John Wukovits
The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron (2017, Da Capo Press)
Description: An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadronWhen Admiral ...
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3.

The last stand of the tin can sailors

by - Hornfischer, James D.
The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour (2005, Bantam)
Description: One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers, creating a microcosm of th ...
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4.

Dead Wake

by - Erik Larson
The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (2015, Crown Publishers)
Description: #1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitani ...
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5.

Ship of Ghosts

by - James D. Hornfischer
The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors (2007, Bantam)
Description: "Son, we’re going to Hell."The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course ...
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6.

Shattered sword

by - Parshall, Jonathan
The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway (2007, Potomac Books Inc.)
Description: Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, ...
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7.

Pacific Crucible

by - Ian W. Toll
War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (2011, W. W. Norton & Company)
Description: The planning, the strategy, the sacrifices and heroics—on both sides—illuminating the greatest naval war in history.On the first Sunda ...
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8.

The Mathews Men

by - William Geroux
Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats (2017, Penguin Books)
Description: “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping."—Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat. One of the last unhera ...
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9.

Clear The Bridge!

by - O'Kane, Richard
The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang (1997, Presidio Press)
Description: The captain of the USS Tang describes in detail the tours of duty on board his submarine.
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10.

The Silent Service in World War II

by - Michael Green
The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It (2012, Casemate)
Description: When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the U.S. Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impress ...
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11.

The Man Who Never Was

by - Montagu, Ewen
World War II's Boldest Counter-Intelligence Operation (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislea ...
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12.

Iron Coffins

by - Werner, Herbert A.
A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II (2002, Da Capo Press)
Description: Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as w ...
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13.

Why the Allies Won

by - Overy, Richard (1997, W W Norton & Co)
Description: This book devotes a chapter to each of the decisive military campaigns of the war. One is entitled "The Battle for the Seas" and deals mostly with t ...
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14.

Condition Red

by - Frederick J. Bell
Destroyer Action in the South Pacific (2017, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
Description: “Condition Red” was an expression that we used to indicate the imminence of any type of engagement. Aboard the G it was a colloquialism that serve ...
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15.

Enigma

by - Harris, Robert (1996, Random House)
Description: A really good novel dealing with the Enigma code-breaking effort of the Allies at Bletchley Park.
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16.

U-boat Assault on America

by - Ken Brown
The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942 (2017, Naval Institute Press)
Description: The “Second Happy Time” was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. ...
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17.

Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story

by - Fuchida, Mitsuo (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Very interesting story of the battle from the Japanese point of view. The foreword is written by Admiral Spruance and the introduction by Admiral Nobu ...
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18.

Where Divers Dare

by - Randall Peffer
The Hunt for the Last U-Boat (2016, Dutton Caliber)
Description: In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-bo ...
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19.

Silent Victory

by - Blair, Clay
The U.S. Submarine War against Japan (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: First published 1975.
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20.

Mystery of the Last Olympian

by - Richie Kohler
Titanic's Tragic Sister Britannic (2016, Best Publishing Company)
Description: The book gives you a firsthand account as Richie Kohler (of Shadow Divers and Deep Sea Detectives) takes readers on the intriguing journey from the ri ...
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21.

Down to the Sea

by - Henderson, Bruce
An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II (2008, Collins)
Description: This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pac ...
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22.

HMS Rodney

by - Iain Ballantyne
Slayer of the Bismarck and D-Day Saviour (Warships of the Royal Navy) (2012, Pen and Sword)
Description: The Second World War battleship HMS Rodney achieved lasting fame for her role in destroying the pride of Hitler’s navy, the mighty Bismarck in a thr ...
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23.

War At Sea: A Naval History of World War II

by - Miller, Nathan (1995, Simon & Schuster)
Description: This is a general look at naval warfare in WWII. Includes excellent bibliography for further reading. Also, covers over 50 U-boats and discussion of ...
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24.

Knight's Cross Holders of the U-boat Service

by - Kurowski, Franz (1995, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)
Description: Short biographies of each of the 144 members of the U-boat service who were awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
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25.

Grey Wolf

by - Williamson, Gordon
U-Boat Crewman of World War II (2001, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: The scourge of Allied shipping during World War II, the U-Boot Waffe was one of the most feared components of Hitler's war machine, yet the Kriegsmari ...
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26.

Otto Kretschmer

by - Lawrence Patterson
The Life of Germany's Highest Scoring U-boat Commander (2018, Naval Institute Press)
Description: Otto Kretschmer was only in combat from September 1939 until March 1941 but was Germany's highest-scoring U-boat commander sinking 47 ships totaling 2 ...
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27.

The Boat

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1999, Orion Military)
Description: This well-known novel, stemming from the author's experiences as a war correspondent on U-96, describes a single U-boat patrol from beginning to end. ...
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28.

The Tragic Fate of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

by - Lech, Raymond B. (2001, Cooper Square Press)
Description: On July 29, 1945, four days after delivering the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk. of the 1,199 me ...
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29.

Forgotten Sacrifice

by - Michael G. Walling
The Arctic Convoys of World War II (General Military) (2012, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Hitler called Norway the “Zone of Destiny” for Nazi Germany because convoys from Churchill's Britain and Roosevelt's United States supplied Stalin ...
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30.

Shadow Divers

by - Kurson, Robert (2004, Random House)
Description: Finding a wreck and identifying this as U-869.
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