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The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
by James Scott
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“Beautifully researched and masterfully told” (Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from the Deep), this is the riveting story of the heroic and tragic US submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific... (read more)

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War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine
War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine
by Don Keith
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The gripping story of heroism under the sea, from the national bestselling author of Final Patrol and U.S.S. Billfish In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the U.S.S. Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a... (read more)

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Voyage to Oblivion
Voyage to Oblivion
by Stephen Harding
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On Dec. 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft were winging their way toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the U.S. Army reported it was being attacked by a submarine about halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After... (read more)

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
by James Hornfischer
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There never has been a sports event, perhaps never an event of any kind, that received the attention of so many Americans in so many places around the world.andrdquo; So wrote a reporter on December 2, 1944, about the greatest Army- Navy football game in... (read more)

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Carrier Strike: The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942
Carrier Strike: The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942
by Eric M Hammel
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Work Boat Road (AUS), February 2007 “Hammel really brings these long ago events to life.”... (read more)

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Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945
Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945
by Evan Thomas
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"One of the most insightful analyses yet written of personalities and military cultures at war...An exciting read...Thomas draws the battle scenes with exquisite precision...Those who would direct military strategy and policy should be well warned -- and... (read more)

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Shattered Sword (07 Edition)
Shattered Sword (07 Edition)
by Parshall
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“Shattered Sword [is] a necessary read for anyone interested in the Pacific War.”—NYMAS... (read more)

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D-Days in Pacific W/Us Coastgu
D-Days in Pacific W/Us Coastgu
by Ken Wiley
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Author Wiley was a US Coast Guard LCVP coxswain serving in the Pacific during WWII. In this narrative, novel-like account, he details the Coast Guard's role in WWII through the eyes of a teenager in command of his own boat, just one the millions of... (read more)

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Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945
Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945
by Evan Thomas
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Evan Thomas is assistant managing editor of Newsweek. He has won a National Magazine Award and taught writing at Harvard and Princeton. He has written seven books, including New York Times bestselling John Paul Jones.... (read more)

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Gallant Lady: A Biography of the USS Archerfish
Gallant Lady: A Biography of the USS Archerfish
by Ken Henry
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No man above or below the waves was as admired-or feared-as this determined naval commander... Among submariners in World War II, Dudley "Mush" Morton stood out as a warrior without peer. At the helm of the USS Wahoo he completely changed the... (read more)

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For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
by John Wukovits
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An acclaimed naval historian  tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the gutsy crews struggle for survival as their slowly sinking ship drifted—lost, defenseless... (read more)

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How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals
How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals
by Edwin Palmer Hoyt
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This meticulous study is a concentrated look at Naval Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his subordinate leaders—fighting men under stress—and the relationship of fighting admirals to their top leaders and each other. Bull Halsey, “... (read more)

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The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action (Twentieth-Century Battles)
The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action (Twentieth-Century Battles)
by H P Willmott
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The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval engagement in history. The battle was four separate actions, none of which were fought in the Gulf itself, and the result was the destruction of Japanese naval power in the Pacific. This book is a detailed... (read more)

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Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
by James Hornfischer
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“Ship of Ghosts would be an unforgettable book if only for its brilliantly wrought account of the massive, chaotic sea battle that destroyed the USS Houston. But that is only the beginning of a story that grows more harrowing with every chapter... (read more)

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Wolf Pack: The American Submarine Strategy That Helped Destroy Japan
Wolf Pack: The American Submarine Strategy That Helped Destroy Japan
by Steven Trent Smith
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In early June 1945, nine American submarines slipped beneath the waves of the Tsuchima Strait, picked their way through a dense minefield using state-of-the-art sonar, and entered the Sea of Japan, Emperor Hirohito’s "private pond." Over... (read more)

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Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945 (Bluejacket Books)
Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945 (Bluejacket Books)
by C Raymond Calhoun
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More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served on the famous destroyer from her... (read more)

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Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941
by David C Evans
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A history of one of the major instruments of Japan's transformation from an isolated feudal kingdom to a potent military empire that by 1941 could challenge the world's most powerful nations. Focusing on the neglected period between the world wars... (read more)

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Descent Into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941: A Navy Diver's Memoir
Descent Into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941: A Navy Diver's Memoir
by Edward C Raymer
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A memoir detailing the salvage operations performed at Pearl Harbor after the Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah were sunk by the Japanese. Raymer, chief diver during the operations, describes the rescue attempts and the eery diving expeditions made to... (read more)

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Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II
Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II
by Alex Kershaw
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American Profile Magazine, 5/24/09 “A tale of courage, survival and heroism beyond what most of us can even imagine, it's got the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. So read it now and be ready to tell everyone, ‘Oh, the movie was good&mdash... (read more)

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Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American Ship It Sank in WWII
Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American Ship It Sank in WWII
by Michael Mair
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In November 1944, the U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa exploded. Japans secret weapon, the Kaiten—a manned suicide submarine—had succeeded in its first mission.   The Kaiten was so... (read more)

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