America’s U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I
Chris Dubbs. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. 206 pp. Appen. Biblio. Illus. $24.95.
Reviewed by Colonel John J. Abbatiello, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
In America’s U-Boats, Chris Dubbs tells the important story of America’s use of surrendered German submarines as tools for the post–World War I Victory Bond drive and to support U.S. Navy recruitment. An administrator at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dubbs is a seasoned nonfiction author who employs superb prose to tell this story of America’s fascination with an enemy tool of war. It’s a great tale of daring German and American submariners, the employment of innovative technology, and a curious American public.