Naval Warfare Books


Bestsellers - English language


This is a listing of our bestsellers, those titles are the ones our users have clicked on the most often to purchase online. You can order any of them online by clicking on the Amazon logo - and thus help support uboat.net.



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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The last stand of the tin can sailors now at amazon.com ($ 15.29)
Get The last stand of the tin can sailors now at amazon.co.uk (£ 12.30)
Get The last stand of the tin can sailors now at amazon.de



2.

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, ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Shattered sword now at amazon.com ($ 20.46)
Get Shattered sword now at amazon.co.uk (£ 21.00)
Get Shattered sword now at amazon.de



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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Blind Man's Bluff now at amazon.com
Get Blind Man's Bluff now at amazon.co.uk
Get Blind Man's Bluff now at amazon.de



4.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The Admirals now at amazon.com ($ 24.63)
Get The Admirals now at amazon.co.uk (£ 23.00)
Get The Admirals now at amazon.de



5.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Why the Allies Won now at amazon.com ($ 15.80)
Get Why the Allies Won now at amazon.co.uk
Get Why the Allies Won now at amazon.de



6.

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.
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Enigma now at amazon.com ($ 7.99)
Get Enigma now at amazon.co.uk
Get Enigma now at amazon.de



7.

Shadow Divers

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

Purchase information: (info)
Get Shadow Divers now at amazon.com
Get Shadow Divers now at amazon.co.uk
Get Shadow Divers now at amazon.de



8.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Left for dead now at amazon.com ($ 8.05)
Get Left for dead now at amazon.co.uk
Get Left for dead now at amazon.de



9.

Hitler's U-boat War

by - Blair, Clay
The Hunters, 1939-1942 (1996, Random House)
Description: This first volume of Blair's massive and controversial work covers the U-boat war 1939-1942.
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Hitler's U-boat War now at amazon.com
Get Hitler's U-boat War now at amazon.co.uk
Get Hitler's U-boat War now at amazon.de



10.

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. ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The Boat now at amazon.com ($ 12.44)
Get The Boat now at amazon.co.uk (£ 7.99)
Get The Boat now at amazon.de



11.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Pacific Crucible now at amazon.com ($ 23.66)
Get Pacific Crucible now at amazon.co.uk
Get Pacific Crucible now at amazon.de



12.

The Bravest Man

by - William Tuohy
Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang (2006, Presidio Press)
Description: “There’s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You’re either alive or dead.”–Richard O’KaneHailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O’ ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The Bravest Man now at amazon.com ($ 7.99)
Get The Bravest Man now at amazon.co.uk (£ 6.99)
Get The Bravest Man now at amazon.de



13.

The War Below

by - James Scott
The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan (2013, Simon & Schuster)
Description: THE WAR BELOW is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destro ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The War Below now at amazon.com
Get The War Below now at amazon.co.uk (£ 18.16)
Get The War Below now at amazon.de



14.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Iron Coffins now at amazon.com ($ 15.62)
Get Iron Coffins now at amazon.co.uk (£ 12.99)
Get Iron Coffins now at amazon.de



15.

Type VII

by - Marek Krzysztalowicz
Germany's Most Successful U-Boats (2012, Naval Institute Press)
Description: First conceived in the mid-1930s, the Type VII submarine was still in production at the end of World War II. Subject to continuous improvement through ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Type VII now at amazon.com ($ 41.94)
Get Type VII now at amazon.co.uk
Get Type VII now at amazon.de



16.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Pandora's Curse now at amazon.com ($ 7.99)
Get Pandora's Curse now at amazon.co.uk (£ 5.23)
Get Pandora's Curse now at amazon.de



17.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get U. S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during WWII now at amazon.com ($ 21.24)
Get U. S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during WWII now at amazon.co.uk (£ 24.99)
Get U. S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during WWII now at amazon.de



18.

Jutland 1916

by - London, Charles
Clash of the dreadnoughts (2000, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: The only major fleet engagement of World War I (1914-1918), the Battle of Jutland (1916) has been surrounded by controversy ever since. The British pu ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Jutland 1916 now at amazon.com ($ 16.61)
Get Jutland 1916 now at amazon.co.uk (£ 13.99)
Get Jutland 1916 now at amazon.de



19.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The Man Who Never Was now at amazon.com ($ 13.62)
Get The Man Who Never Was now at amazon.co.uk (£ 12.96)
Get The Man Who Never Was now at amazon.de



20.

British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard)

by - Angus Konstam (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, it ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard) now at amazon.com ($ 16.49)
Get British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard) now at amazon.co.uk (£ 9.99)
Get British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard) now at amazon.de



21.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The Silent Service in World War II now at amazon.com ($ 20.34)
Get The Silent Service in World War II now at amazon.co.uk (£ 20.00)
Get The Silent Service in World War II now at amazon.de



22.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get US fast battleships 1938-91 now at amazon.com ($ 13.22)
Get US fast battleships 1938-91 now at amazon.co.uk (£ 9.99)
Get US fast battleships 1938-91 now at amazon.de



23.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Enterprise now at amazon.com ($ 18.15)
Get Enterprise now at amazon.co.uk (£ 18.45)
Get Enterprise now at amazon.de



24.

Escape from the deep

by - Kershaw, Alex
A Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew (2008, Da Capo Press)
Description: The adrenaline-soaked story of nine men who fought the Japanese from America's deadliest submarine, survived its sinkage, and endured months of brutal ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Escape from the deep now at amazon.com
Get Escape from the deep now at amazon.co.uk
Get Escape from the deep now at amazon.de



25.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get We were pirates now at amazon.com ($ 25.80)
Get We were pirates now at amazon.co.uk (£ 12.29)
Get We were pirates now at amazon.de



26.

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.
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal now at amazon.com
Get The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal now at amazon.co.uk
Get The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal now at amazon.de



27.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get US fast battleships 1936-47 now at amazon.com ($ 12.39)
Get US fast battleships 1936-47 now at amazon.co.uk (£ 9.99)
Get US fast battleships 1936-47 now at amazon.de



28.

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

by - Friedman, Norman
An Illustrated Design History (1995, United States Naval Inst.)
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get U.S. Submarines Through 1945 now at amazon.com ($ 42.46)
Get U.S. Submarines Through 1945 now at amazon.co.uk (£ 50.00)
Get U.S. Submarines Through 1945 now at amazon.de



29.

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 ...
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story now at amazon.com ($ 14.80)
Get Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story now at amazon.co.uk
Get Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story now at amazon.de



30.

Ultra in the Pacific

by - Winton, John
How Breaking Japanese Codes & Cyphers Affected Naval Operations against Japan 1941-45 (1993, Leo Cooper, London)
Visit our page for this title

Purchase information: (info)
Get Ultra in the Pacific now at amazon.com
Get Ultra in the Pacific now at amazon.co.uk