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1.

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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2.

U-Boats in Camera 1939-1945

by - Showell, Jak P. Mallmann (1999, Books International, Incorporated)
Description: This fine book includes many, many very rare photographs of U-boats from the U-Boot-Archiv.
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3.

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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4.

K Boat Catastrophe

by - N.S. Nash
EIGHT SHIPS AND FIVE COLLISIONS: The full story of the 'Battle' of the Isle of May (2009, Pen and Sword)
Description: The "Battle of the Isle of May" was one of the strangest episodes during WWI and was suppressed for decades after the war. During the night of 31 Jan ...
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5.

Danger's Hour

by - Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor
The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her (2008, Simon & Schuster)
Description: In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new and terrifying weapon: kamikazes -- the first men to use airplanes as s ...
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6.

Dark Seas Above

by - Gibson, John Frederick
HM Submarine Taurus (2000, Tempus Publishing Ltd.)
Description: The story of the war at sea as seen by a young submarine officer. Originally published shortly after the end of WWII (1947).
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7.

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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8.

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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9.

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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10.

American Cruisers of World War II

by - Ewing, Steve
A Pictorial Encyclopedia (1984, Pictorial Histories Pub Co)
Description: Comprehensive survey of each American cruiser participating in World War II, including their actions.
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11.

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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12.

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

by - Wynn, Kenneth (1998, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Career Histories, U1-U510. This is the first of two volumes covering the operational histories of all the U-boats that saw action in World War II.
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13.

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

by - Wynn, Kenneth (1998, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: Career Histories, U-511 - Uit25. This is the second of two volumes covering the operational histories of all the U-boats that saw action in World War ...
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14.

Kampffeld Mittelmeer

by - Kurowski, Franz (1999, Ullstein-Verlag, Berlin)
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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.

Die Schlachtschiffe der Scharnhorst-Klasse

by - Koop, Gerhard and Schmolke, Klaus-Peter
Scharnhorst und Gneisenau: Ruckgrat der deutschen Uberwasserstreitkrafte bei Kriegsbeginn (1991, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn)
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17.

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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18.

Krieg unter Wasser

by - Kurowski, Franz
U- Boote auf den sieben Meeren 1939 - 1945 (1979, Econ Verlag Düsseldorf)
Description: A book about all combat actions of all submarine forces in World War Two.
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19.

Das Buch der deutschen Kriegsmarine 1935-1945

by - Showell, Jak P. Mallmann (1992, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart)
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20.

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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21.

Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 3)

by - Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans Joachim
Deutsche U-Boot-Erfolge von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (2001, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
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22.

Unterseebootsbau

by - Gabler, Ulrich (1996, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz)
Description: This very comprehensive book about the design and construction of submarines is written by a German professor of engineering, the former LI (chief eng ...
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23.

An Honorable German

by - Charles McCain (2009, Grand Central Publishing)
Description: When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a proud young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the unstoppable Germ ...
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24.

U-Boot Bunkerwerft Valentin

by - Christochowitz, Rainer (2000, Donat Verlag, Bremen)
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25.

Bis zur letzten Stunde

by - Ernst, Georg (1999, Mittler & Sohn Verlag)
Description: The book is about the life of a common sailor in the german u-boat force at the end of the war. The author Georg Ernst had joined the Kriegsmarine a ...
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26.

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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27.

King George V Class Battleships

by - Tarrant, V. E. (2000, Arms & Armour)
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28.

Naval Firepower

by - Norman Friedman
Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era (2013, Seaforth Publishing)
Description: For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it could not hit the target fast and hard enough to pre ...
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29.

A Submariner's War

by - Wilson, Michael
The Indian Ocean 1939-45 (2000, Tempus Publishing Ltd.)
Description: Michael Wilson, ex-submarine officer, presents an authoritative account of Second World War operations in the Indian Ocean where, uniquely, the submar ...
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30.

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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