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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.

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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3.

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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4.

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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5.

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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6.

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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7.

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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8.

Shadow Divers

by - Kurson, Robert (2004, Random House)
Description: Finding a wreck and identifying this as U-869.
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9.

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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10.

In Harm's Way

by - Stanton, Doug
The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors (2001, Henry Holt & Company, Inc.)
Description: The story of the sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis by the japanese submarine I-58 on 29 July 1945. The book then describes the terrible af ...
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11.

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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12.

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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13.

Uss Pampanito: Killer-Angel

by - Michno, Gregory (2000, Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Txt))
Description: Most World War II submarine stories are glorifications of war written by submarine captains about their own boats. The USS Pampanito, however, was not ...
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14.

Abandon Ship!

by - Newcomb, Richard F.
The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster (2000, HarperCollins)
Description: Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World ...
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15.

World War II

by - McCombs, Don - Fred L. Worth - Donald McCombs
4,139 Strange and Fascinating Facts (1994, Outlet)
Description: This is an interesting collection of facts and strange things from the war.
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16.

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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17.

Submarines of the Russian and Soviet Navies, 1718-1990

by - Polmar, Norman and Noot, Jurrien (1991, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Comprehensive survey of the Russian and Soviet submarine development and operations from 1718 to the present.
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18.

The secret in building 26

by - Debrosse. Jim
The Untold Story of America's Ultra War Against the U-boat Enigma Codes (2004, Random House)
Description: For the first time, the inside story of the brilliant American engineer who defeated Enigma and the Nazi code-masters.Much has been written about the ...
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19.

Tracking the Axis Enemy

by - Bath, Alan Harris
The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence (1998, University Press of Kansas)
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20.

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander

by - Von Trapp, Georg (2007, University of Nebraska Press)
Description: Georg Von Trapps enthralling account of his service as a U-Boat commander in WW1, translated by his granddaughter Elizabeth Campbell.
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21.

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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22.

The U-Boat War, 1914-1918

by - Gray, Edwyn A. (1994, Leo Cooper/ Pen and Sword Books)
Description: This is a very fine book covering the World War I U-boats and many of the amazing feats they achieved. The book takes a neutral approach by including ...
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23.

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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24.

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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25.

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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26.

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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27.

Clash of the carriers

by - Barrett Tillman
The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II (2006, NAL Trade)
Description: The true story of one of the greatest and most decisive conflicts in the history of naval warfare-from an award-winning author. In June, 1944, Amer ...
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28.

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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29.

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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30.

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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