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1.

Shadow Divers

by - Kurson, Robert (2004, Random House)
Description: Finding a wreck and identifying this as U-869.
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2.

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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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.

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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5.

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 ...
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6.

Memoirs

by - Dönitz, Karl
Ten Years and Twenty Days (1997, Da Capo Press)
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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7.

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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8.

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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9.

Mystery of the Last Olympian

by - Richie Kohler
Titanic's Tragic Sister Britannic (2016, Best Publishing Company)
Description: The book gives you a firsthand account as Richie Kohler (of Shadow Divers and Deep Sea Detectives) takes readers on the intriguing journey from the ri ...
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10.

PC Patrol Craft of World War II

by - Veigele, William
A History of the Ships and Their Crews (1998, Astral Publishing Co.)
Description: These ships were among the first US Navy new ships to fight U-boats in the Atlantic. It describes the need for, design and construction of, exploits o ...
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11.

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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12.

Silent Running

by - Calvert, James F.
My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine (1995, John Wiley & Sons)
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13.

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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14.

Battle of Wits

by - Budiansky, Stephen
The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II (2000, The Free Press, New York)
Description: Comprehensive overview of British and American codebreaking activities in World War II, starting off with a look at WWI and between-wars intelligence; ...
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15.

Enigma

by - Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh
The Battle for the Code (2001, John Wiley & Sons)
Description: This book deals with the effort to defeat the German Engigma code machine. She covers important rotor-capture from U-33 which is often overlooked.
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16.

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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17.

H.M. Corvette

by - Monsarrat, Nicholas (2001, Cassell Academic)
Description: A wartime account of the author's experiences in a British corvette on convoy duty in the North Atlantic and in the Mediterranean. In spite of the fa ...
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18.

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 ...
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19.

Torpedo Junction

by - Hickam, Homer
U-Boat War on America's East Coast (1996, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: A fairly well-written book about Operation Drumbeat and its aftermath. One troubling thing is that after each report on U-boat sinking a ship the auth ...
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20.

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 ...
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21.

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 ...
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22.

German Headgear in World War II

by - Moran, Pat and Maguire, Jon A.
A Photographic Study of German Hats and Helmets, Volume 1: Army/Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine (1997, Schiffer Military History, Atglen)
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23.

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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24.

Where Divers Dare

by - Randall Peffer
The Hunt for the Last U-Boat (2016, Dutton Caliber)
Description: In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-bo ...
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25.

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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26.

Combined Fleet Decoded

by - Prados, John
The Secret History of American Intelligence and the Japanese Navy in World War II (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: The most authoritative and revealing examination yet of the way intelligence--of all kinds--was instrumental in defeating Japan. Prados gives a new pi ...
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27.

U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Lüth

by - Vause, Jordan (2001, United States Naval Inst.)
Description: A study of the highly-decorated and controversial U-boat commander. First published 1992.
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28.

My Sea Lady

by - Graeme Ogden
An Epic Memoir of the Arctic Convoys (2014, Bene Factum Publishing)
Description: A remarkable wartime memoir, unusually personal and frank, chronicling the bleak and arduous journeys onboard an anti-submarine trawler in the Arcti ...
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29.

Lifeboat #6

by - Kevin Gomm
The Sinking of the SS Fort Lee (2014, Digger Press)
Description: Ever wanted to know what it is like to be on a torpedoed ship and then to spend the next several weeks in a lifeboat marooned at sea? On November 2, 1 ...
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30.

Hunt and Kill

by - Savas, Theodore
U-505 and the U-boat War in the Atlantic (2004, Savas Beatie)
Description: Articles by various authors about the career and capture of U-505 and its last voyage to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
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