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1.

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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2.

Cryptonomicon

by - Stephenson, Neal (1999, Avon Books)
Description: This is a high-tech novel which has its roots in WWII German U-boats and crypto technologies. Roughly half the book takes place in WWII with the rest ...
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3.

Turning the tide

by - Ed Offley
How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic (2011, Basic Books)
Description: The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in ...
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4.

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

by - Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim
A Biographical Dictionary (1999, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: "This important biographical dictionary details the service records of the 1,411 officers of the German Kriegsmarine known to have commanded a U-boat ...
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5.

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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6.

Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich

by - Bird, Keith (2006, US Naval Institute Press)
Description: Describes the naval career and leadership of Grossadmiral Erich Raeder, chief of the German navy from 1928-1943 in the context of the navy's long-term ...
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7.

US fast battleships 1936-47

by - Lawrence Burr
The North Carolina and South Dakota classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four ...
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8.

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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9.

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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10.

Pandora's Curse

by - DuBrul, Jack (2001, Onyx Books)
Description: Geologist Philip Mercer joins a mixed group of Americans, Germans, Russians, and others on an expedition to Greenland to visit an abandoned US Army ba ...
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11.

Enterprise

by - Barrett Tillman
America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II (2012, Simon & Schuster)
Description: Pearl Harbor . . . Midway . . . Guadalcanal . . . The Marianas . . . Leyte Gulf . . . Iwo Jima . . . Okinawa. These are just seven of the twenty battl ...
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12.

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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13.

Mein wechselvolles Leben

by - Dönitz, Karl (1998, Verlag S. Bublies, Schnellbach)
Description: This memoir by Karl Dönitz covers in detail his experiences through 1934. Only a brief overview is given of his career from that date onward, as the ...
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14.

Wolfgang Lüth

by - Alman, Karl (2001, Podzun-Pallas)
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15.

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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16.

Haie und kleine Fische

by - Ott, Wolfgang (1996, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: This highly acclaimed novel realistically describes the life of a German U-boat officer in WWII. The first 300 pages focus on minesweepers, at which p ...
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17.

Der Wolf im Atlantik

by - Robertson, Terence (1994, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: Covers Kretschmer's career in the U-boat arm and as a prisoner of war in England and Canada.
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18.

Der U-Boot-Krieg

by - Blair, Clay
Die Jäger 1939 - 1942 (2001, Heyne Verlag, München)
Description: This first volume of Blair's massive and controversial work covers the U-boat war 1939-1942.
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19.

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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20.

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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21.

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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22.

Berühmte Schiffe des Zweiten Weltkrieges

by - Ellis, Chris (1978, Orell Fussli)
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23.

U-108 at war

by - Jonathan Sutherland (2012, Pen and Sword)
Description: The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the crew of U-boat U-108 during World War II. These good quality p ...
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24.

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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25.

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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26.

Der Abschied

by - Lothar-Günther Buchheim (2002, Piper Verlag, München)
Description: This novel describes the journey Buchheim and Lehmann-Willenbrock make on the nuclear research vessel Otto Hahn from Rotterdam to Cape Town. It is t ...
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27.

U-Boottyp XXIII

by - Rössler, Eberhard (2002, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A treatise on the Elektro boat type XXIII U-boat, with complete technical specifications and lots of scale line drawings..
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28.

Destroyer Escorts of World War Two

by - Walkowiak, Thomas F. (1996, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, Orlando; Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., Missoula)
Description: First published 1987.
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29.

Destroyer Escorts in Action

by - Adcock, Al (1997, Squadron/Signal Publications)
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30.

Vom Original zum Modell, Uboottyp VIIC

by - Köhl, Fritz (1997, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: A good source about the type VIIC with a lot of detailed photos and drawings.
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