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1.

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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2.

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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3.

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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4.

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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5.

Another Place, Another Time

by - Hirschmann, Werner
A U-Boat Officer's Wartime Album (2011, Robin Brass Studio/Chatham/US Naval Institute)
Description: A combination personal memoir and wartime diaries of the LI on U-190 which contains more than 150 photos of his wartime naval service. Also included a ...
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6.

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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7.

Das Boot

by - Buchheim, Lothar-Günther (1998, Piper Verlag, München)
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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8.

Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea

by - Hammel, Eric M.
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Nov. 13-15, 1942 (1999, Pacifica Pr)
Description: Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea is a full-blown examination in vivid detail of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13-15, 1942, a crucial step towa ...
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9.

Die Insel

by - MacLean, Alistair (1980, W. Heyne, München)
Description: This novel deals only indirectly with U-boats, with the action taking place a quarter century after the end of World War II. Since it is a mystery nov ...
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10.

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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11.

An Illustrated History of the Navies of World War II

by - Preston, Antony (1976, Hamlyn, London)
Description: A nice overview with lots of photographs.
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12.

US Destroyers 1942-45

by - Dave McComb
Wartime classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the US Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanc ...
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13.

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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14.

Verdammter Atlantik

by - Herlin, Hans (1994, Weltbild-Verlag, Augsburg)
Description: The author describes the fate of Günther Prien of U-47, Peter Zschech of U-505, Werner Henke of U-515, Wolfgang Lüth, and Heinz Eck of U-852. Well-w ...
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15.

Utmost Savagery

by - Joseph H., Col. Alexander
The Three Days of Tarawa (1995, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Marine combat veteran and award-winning military historian Joseph Alexander takes a fresh look at one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War. His ...
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16.

Fackeln über dem Atlantik

by - Topp, Erich
Lebensbericht eines U- Boot- Kommandanten (2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: Many believe this is one of the best personal accounts of the war. Topp was one of the most successful U-boat commanders on his famous Red Devil boat, ...
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17.

Operation Paukenschlag

by - Gannon, Michael (1998, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
Description: One of the best books available about this topic. Gannon describes the patrols of U-123 in great narrative form. The feeble American countermeasures a ...
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18.

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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19.

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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20.

Illustrated Guide to Battleships and Battlecruisers

by - Jordan, John (1985, Salamander Books, London)
Description: Brief history of world battleships and battlecruisers in World War II.
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21.

Battle to Save the Houston

by - Miller, John Grider
October 1944 to March 1945 (Bluejacket Books) (2000, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: The battle to save the Northampton class heavy cruiser USS Houston sunk on Feb 28, 1942.
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22.

Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 Vol 2

by - Williamson, Gordon (2002, Osprey Pub Co)
Description: From the publisher: This title follows on from Volume I and charts the continuing development of the U-boat in German service. This includes the devel ...
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23.

Jane's Naval History of World War II

by - Ireland, Bernard (1998, Harpercollins)
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24.

Uboot Typ VII

by - Westwood, David (1986, Neckar Verlag, Villingen)
Description: Anatomy of the Type VII U-boat. Lots of scale line drawings, aimed at the modeling community.
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25.

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 ...
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26.

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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27.

Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939-1945 in der Literatur

by - Schlemm, Jürgen
Eine kommentierte Bibliographie (2000, Elbe-Spree-Vlg., Hbg.)
Description: This reference book, written by uboat.net's master researcher Jürgen Schlemm, is an annotated bibliography covering hundreds of books, articles, and ...
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28.

Hood and Bismarck

by - Mearns, David and White, Rob
The Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle (2001, Channel 4 Books)
Description: From the publisher: The meeting of the Bismarck and HSM Hood in 1941 ended with the destruction of the two battleships and the loss of 3500 lives. Thi ...
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29.

US Destroyers 1934-45

by - Dave McComb
Pre-war classes (New Vanguard) (2010, Osprey Publishing)
Description: o conform to the 1930 London Naval Treaty, plus the successor 1,570-ton Sims class and the first-commissioned 1,620- and 1,630-tonners of the Benson a ...
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30.

U-Boottyp XXI

by - Rössler, Eberhard (2001, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: Anatomy of the Type XXI U-boat with lots of scale line drawings.
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