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1.

Enigma

by - Harris, Robert. (1995, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: A really good novel dealing with the Enigma code-breaking effort of the Allies at Bletchley Park.
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2.

The Battle of Tassafaronga

by - Russell Syndnor Crenshaw (2010, Naval Institute Press)
Description: The Battle of Tassafaronga, fought November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action of the Guadalcanal campaign. In it, a powerful ...
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3.

Wolfpack

by - Kaplan, Philip and Currie, Jack
U-boats at war 1939-1945 (1997, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Mainly a pictorial history, lots of photos, but also paintings. Includes "then and now" pictures of the sub pens and the preserved boats.
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4.

The Code Book

by - Singh, Simon
The Secret History of Codes and Code-Breaking (1999, Fourth Estate)
Description: A superb book on the history of cryptography (including, of course, the Enigma machine), from the ancient Greeks right up to the modern alphabet soup: ...
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5.

That Gallant Ship USS Yorktown CV-5

by - Cressman, Robert J. (1985, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. Inc.)
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6.

Zehn Jahre, Zwanzig Tage

by - Dönitz, Karl (1980, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Written by himself about his time as Commander-in-Chief U-boats (10 years) and as the last head of state of the Third Reich (20 days).
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7.

German Commerce Raider vs British Cruisers (Duel)

by - Robert Forczyk (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: During World War II, the Kriegsmarine armed a number of merchant vessels with concealed guns and torpedo tubes for surprise attacks against Allied shi ...
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8.

US Submarines 1941-45

by - Jim Christley (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to m ...
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9.

U-Boats of the Kaiser's Navy

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, )
Description: From the publisher: "As was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-Boat menace. Gordon W ...
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10.

The Last Battle Station

by - Schultz, Duane P.
The Story of the USS Houston (1986, St. Martin's Press)
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11.

Under the Red Duster

by - Lewis, William J.
The Merchant Navy in World War II (2003, Airlife Pub Ltd)
Description: The unsung heroes of the North Atlantic, the Arctic Seas and other Oceans during the war-torn years between 1939 and 1945, were without doubt the sail ...
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12.

German Capital Ships of the Second World War

by - Siegfried Breyer (2012, Naval Institute Press)
Description: Few warship types have had as much written about them as the Kriegsmarine's capital ships, even though their battleships were so few in number. Recent ...
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13.

British Submarines 1939-45

by - Innes McCartney (2006, Osprey Publishing)
Description: The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explo ...
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14.

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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15.

Die U-Boote des Kaisers

by - Schröder, Joachim
Die Geschichte des deutschen U-Boot-Krieges gegen Großbritannien im Ersten Weltkrieg (2003, Bernard & Graefe)
Description: The book presents the strategic history of the U-boat war 1914-1918, specifically focusing on the role of the Kaiser. The first printing (2001) was to ...
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16.

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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17.

U-Boot Tanker 1941-1945

by - White, John F.
Unterwasser-Versorger fuer die Wolfsrudel im Atlantik (2000, Koehler Verlag, Herford)
Description: This book is an in-depth study of the U-boat tankers in World War II. Translation by Carsten Wenke.
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18.

The Price of Admiralty

by - Keegan, John (1990, Pimlico, London)
Description: This book is 25% about the Battle of The Atlantic. Cover blurb: "'Rich in unexpected facts and insights... Keegan's historical command is dazzling.' J ...
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19.

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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20.

Fleets of World War II

by - Worth, Richard (2002, Da Capo Press)
Description: For decades, the legions of World War II buffs interested in Allied and Axis naval history were limited to expensive, multi-volume works written for s ...
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21.

Jäger im Weltmeer

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1996, Berlin)
Description: The author describes his patrols aboard U-96. Originally published 1943.
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22.

Die U-boot-Jäger

by - Kent, Alexander (1999, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: A novel about a British destroyer, the Gladiator, which is on a mission to sink the U-234.
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23.

Die deutschen und österreichischen U-Boot-Verluste in beiden Weltkriegen

by - Kemp, Paul (1998, Urbes Verlag München)
Description: This book covers all U-boat fates; very detailed and according to the newest sources, including time spent in the U-Boot Archiv.
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24.

U-Boot-Krieg in der Karibik

by - Kelshall, Gaylord T.M. (1999, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Covers the entire war in the theatre in great detail, both from sea and air. This is the Bible for the Caribbean theater. Great ship index. Highly re ...
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25.

Atlantikwölfe

by - Kent, Alexander (1989, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: Fair written novel about a submarine commander 1944
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26.

Feindfahrten

by - Hirschfeld, Wolfgang
Das Logbuch eines U- Boot- Funkers (1991, Neuer Kaiser Verlag Klagenfurt)
Description: The author was radioman on board several U-boats. He describes the patrols of U-109, especially under the command of "Ajax" Bleichrodt, and the first ...
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27.

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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28.

US fast battleships 1938-91

by - Lawrence Burr
The Iowa Class (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book co ...
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29.

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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30.

Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1904-1945

by - Carpenter, Dorr and Polmar, Norman (1986, Conway Maritime Press)
Description: Maps, bibliography, technical details, photos, history. Anyone interested in Japanese submarines cannot do without this book!
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