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1.

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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2.

Left for dead

by - Pete Nelson
A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis (2003, Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Description: Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than 1,000 men wer ...
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3.

Blind Man's Bluff

by - Sherry Sontag
The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage (1998, PublicAffairs)
Description: Over the course of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed hundreds of men who had never spoken about their under ...
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4.

Thunder Below!

by - Fluckey, Eugene B.
The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II (1992, University of Illinois Press)
Description: Covering the 5 patrols of USS Barb in the Pacific, written by her commander of the time, one of the highest decorated Naval Officers of the US Navy.
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5.

War Beneath the Sea

by - Padfield, Peter
Submarine Conflict during World War II (1998, John Wiley & Sons)
Description: Covers submarine conflict 1939-1945, across all theatres and nations, but mainly focusing on German, British, US and Japanese operations, with some co ...
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6.

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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7.

British Battleships, 1919-1945, Revised Edition

by - R. A. Burt (2012, Naval Institute Press)
Description: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS, 1919-1939 is one of the most sought after naval reference books since its original publication in 1993. A masterpiece of research ...
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8.

The Enemy We Killed, My Friend

by - Jones, David C. (1999, Gomer Press)
Description: On 19 September, 1942 Officer Cadet D.C. Jones was on board the British vessel Quebec City when it was torpedoed by U-156 (Werner Hartenstein). Surviv ...
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9.

The Terrible Hours

by - Maas, Peter
The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History (1999, Harpercollins)
Description: Describes the incredible rescue of 33 men of the U.S. submarine Squalus, which sank during a test dive off the coast of New England, coming to rest on ...
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10.

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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11.

USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer

by - Mark Stille
The Pacific 1943 (Duel) (2012, Osprey Publishing)
Description: This book will cover the fierce night naval battles fought after Guadalcanal between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during late 1943 as th ...
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12.

Engage the Enemy More Closely

by - Barnett, Correlli
The Royal Navy in the Second World War (1991, Norton)
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13.

South pacific destroyer

by - Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Jr.
The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf (2009, Naval Institute Press)
Description: Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers readers a unique insider's perspective fro ...
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14.

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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15.

The Admirals

by - Walter R. Borneman
Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea (2012, Little, Brown and Company)
Description: How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American h ...
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16.

U. S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during WWII

by - Carey, Alan C. (2003, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.)
Description: This is a detailed study of U.S. Navy Fleet Air Wing Seven (FAW-7) and the men who flew the Navy version of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber out ...
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17.

Operation Storm

by - John Geoghegan
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II (2013, Crown)
Description: The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of t ...
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18.

The Battleship Yamato

by - Skulski, Janusz
(Anatomy of the Ship Series) (1998, )
Description: This is a very technical and accurate overview of this giant battleship. More a technical history than an operational one. Highly recommended for the ...
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19.

The Cruel Sea

by - Monsarrat, Nicholas (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: The story is about convoy escorts, first aboard the corvette H.M.S. Compass Rose, and later on the frigate H.M.S. Saltash. The story follows the men o ...
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20.

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal

by - Ballard, Robert D.
Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific (1993, Warner Books)
Description: A book by the famous explorer who was first on many of the world's most famous wrecks and has written extensively about them.
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21.

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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22.

Shadow Divers

by - Kurson, Robert (2004, Random House)
Description: Finding a wreck and identifying this as U-869.
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23.

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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24.

The Last Big-Gun Naval Battle

by - Sauer, Howard
The Battle of Surigao Strait (1999, Glencannon Press)
Description: The Battle of Leyte Gulf -- four major actions -- was the greatest sea battle in history. The Surigao Strait action is considered the Navy's greatest ...
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25.

The Burning Shore

by - Ed Offley
How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America (2014, Basic Books)
Description: The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of Wor ...
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26.

The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931 - April 1942

by - Morison, Samuel Eliot
History of United States Naval Operations in World War Ii, 3 (2001, Book Sales)
Description: The first two volumes of this firsthand history of the U.S. Navy in World War II covered operations in the Atlantic from September 1939 to June 1943. ...
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27.

We were pirates

by - Robert Schultz
A Torpedoman's Pacific War (2009, Naval Institute Press)
Description: A sailor's extraordinary experiences on an American submarine in the Pacific are candidly reported in this eyewitness account of war from a torpedoman ...
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28.

Andrew Jackson Higgins & the Boats That Won World War II

by - Strahan, Jerry E. (1994, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge)
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29.

The Two-Ocean War

by - Morrison, Samuel Elliot
A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War (1997, Budget Book Service)
Description: A very detailed book about the U.S. Navy in the war of 1939-1945. First published 1964.
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30.

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

by - Friedman, Norman
An Illustrated Design History (1995, United States Naval Inst.)
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