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SEIZING THE ENIGMA

by David Kahn

Seizing the Enigma tells the thrilling story of the Royal Navy’s battle to crack the Germans’ supposedly unbreakable U-boat Enigma code,...

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THACH WEAVE

THACH WEAVE

by Steve Ewing

This biography completes a trilogy on the three Navy fighter pilots—Jimmie Thach, Butch O'Hare, and Jimmy Flatley—who developed...

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THE SECRET CAPTURE

THE SECRET CAPTURE

by Stephen W. Roskill

Long after the war's end, official World War II records listed the German submarine U-110 as sunk on 9 May 1941 by a British convoy—a...

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SYDNEY, CIPHER AND SEARCH

SYDNEY, CIPHER AND SEARCH

by Captain Peter Hore

In November 1941 the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney, with a crew of 645, disappeared off the coast of Western Australia. When German...

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WAR PLAN ORANGE

WAR PLAN ORANGE

by Edward S. Miller

Based on twenty years of research in formerly secret archives, this book reveals for the first time the full significance of War Plan Orange—...

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ALLIED MASTER STRATEGISTS

by David Rigby

Awarded NASOH’s 2012 “John Lyman Book Award for Best U.S. Naval History” Calling the Combined Chiefs of Staff the glue that held...

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ATHENIA TORPEDOED

by Francis M. Carroll

Just hours after World War II was declared, Germany struck its first blow, firing without warning on the passenger liner Athenia. The British ship...

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DECIPHERING THE RISING SUN

DECIPHERING THE RISING SUN

by Roger Dingman

This book is the first to document the vital role played by Americans, not of Japanese ancestry, who served as Japanese language officers in World...

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GUESTS OF THE EMPEROR

GUESTS OF THE EMPEROR

by Linda Goetz Holmes

In World War II, over 36,000 American men, mostly military but some civilian, were thrown into Japanese POW camps and forced to labor for companies...

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HARNESSING THE SKY

by Frederick M. Trapnell Jr. and Dana Trapnell Tibbitts

Advance Praise for HARNESSING THE SKY ~ “The father of naval aircraft testing is Vice Admiral Trapnell. His input in establishing the methods...

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MASTER OF SEAPOWER

by CDR Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.)

This is the first time in paperback for this standard biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, who was the controversial architect of the American...

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MEMOIRS

by Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz

These celebrated memoirs are the story of WWII, as told from the perspective of the German Navy’s Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz. Credited with...

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NAZI STEEL

by Marcus O. Jones

This study explores an exemplary instance of the close interaction between private and official interests in planning and executing the programs of...

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REFIGHTING THE PACIFIC WAR

by Edited by Jim Bresnahan

Contributors to this alternative WWII history include the noted military historians William Bartsch, John Lundstrom, Douglas Smith, Barrett Tillman,...

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SAILOR FROM OKLAHOMA

SAILOR FROM OKLAHOMA

by Floyd Beaver

Floyd Beaver left Oklahoma to enlist in the U.S. Navy on June 6, 1939, and over the course of World War II served in fifteen ships. He saw combat in...

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