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Battle Beneath the Waves : The U-Boat War
by Robert C. Stern
True stories featuring German submariners
Hardcover - 272 pages (October 1999)
Arms & Armour; ISBN: 1854092006

Cassell Military Classics: Battle Beneath the Waves: U-Boats at War
by Robert Stern
Paperback from Cassell Academic
Book Published: 2002

Black May
Michael Gannon
U Boats in WW2 "... a serious military study but its narrative power beats any fiction I have read in years."  --Len Deighton
After a year of terrorizing ships off the coast of the United States, the tide turned against the U-boats in May 1943 when Allied forces sank 41 vessels and damaged 37 others. This frenzy of activity essentially reopened the North Atlantic to merchant shipping and helped clear a path for the Allies' final assault on Europe the following year.
Paperback - 560 pages (October 12, 1999)
Dell Pub Co; ISBN: 0440235642
Count Not the Dead : The Popular Image of the German Submarine
Michael L. Hadley
Hardcover - 253 pages (June 1995)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557501343

Donitz and the Wolf Packs : The U-Boats at War (Cassell Military Classics)
by Bernard Edwards
Paperback - 256 pages (August 1999)
Cassell Academic; ISBN: 0304352039

Fips: Legendary U-Boat Commander
by Werner Furbringer, Geoffrey Brooks (Translator)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II: Details of Destruction
by Axel Niestle
(Hardcover - August 1998)

by Osprey Military Elite 60
(Paperback - July 1999)

Grey Wolf: U-Boat Crewman of World War II (Warrior, 36)
by Gordon Williamson, Darko Pavlovic (Illustrator)
(Paperback - December 2001)

German U-Boat Bunkers Yesterday and Today (Schiffer Military/Aviation History,)
by Karl-Heinz Schmeelke, Michael Schmeelke
(Paperback - March 1999)

Fips: Legendary U-Boat Commander
by Werner Furbringer, Geoffrey Brooks (Translator)

The First U-Boat Flotilla
by Lawrence Paterson
(Hardcover - May 2002)

Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942 (Modern Library War)
by Clay Blair
A former infantryman, Adolf Hitler had little use for the German navy, which he considered inept and politically suspect. Still, through the skillful maneuverings of a young, up-and-coming naval officer named Karl Dönitz, Hitler eventually endorsed a costly program of shipbuilding. As a result, Dönitz was able to field a vast fleet of U-boats when Germany went to war against France and England in 1939. Although his enemies were initially better equipped, Dönitz was the craftier fighter, launching daring raids on shipping convoys and Allied harbors, and for a time, controlling the chief Atlantic sealanes.

In this monumental history, Clay Blair analyzes the German U-boat campaigns from 1939 to 1942 (a companion volume continues his narrative to 1945), which, he writes, fall into three phases: one against England alone, another against the newly arrived American navy, and a furious third against the combined Allied forces. Blair argues, against other historians, that the "U-boat peril" has been overestimated. He holds that the American submarine campaign against Japan in the Pacific was far more effective, and observes that 99 percent of Allied merchant ships on transatlantic convoys reached their destinations. Even so, the U-boats introduced a powerful element of terror into an already horrific war, diverting Allied effort into antisubmarine campaigns and delaying the transport of much-needed materiel.

Blair's outstanding work adds much to the naval history of World War II. Packed with detail, it is sure to become a standard work on the Battle of the Atlantic. --Gregory McNamee -
(Paperback - June 2000)

Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1944 (Modern Library War)
by Clay, Jr. Blair
(Paperback - June 2000)

Iron Coffins : A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II
by Herbert A. Werner, Edward Latimer Beach

Paperback: 384 pages
Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306808420; (April 1998)
Knights of the Wehrmacht: Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service
by Franz Kurowski
(Hardcover - May 1995)

Lone Wolf : The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke
Timothy P. Mulligan
Hardcover - 247 pages (November 1993)
Praeger Pub Trade; ISBN: 0275936775

by Karl Donitz 
Sentenced to ten years at the Nuremberg Trials, Admiral Doenitz wrote his memoirs upon his release. Introduced by two acclaimed historians who knew Doenitz well, this invaluable work allows the reader to view the war at sea through the periscope's eye.
Paperback - 554 pages (April 1997)
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 0306807645
Neither Sharks Nor Wolves : The Men of Nazi Germany's U-Boat Arm, 1939-1945 
by Timothy Mulligan
Hardcover - 340 pages (April 1999)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557505942 

The Odyssey of a U-Boat Commander : Recollections of Erich Topp
Erich Topp, Eric C. Rust (Translator)
Hardcover - 258 pages (July 30, 1992)
Praeger Pub Trade; ISBN: 0275938980

Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II
Michael Gannon
Historian Michael Gannon argues that the systematic assault by German submarines on merchant tankers and freighters along the U.S. eastern seaboard in 1942 "constituted a greater strategic setback for the Allied war effort than did the defeat at Pearl Harbor." The case for the claim is intriguing and includes a damaging assessment of the U.S. naval command, which ignored information that might have allowed it to avert the disaster, but Gannon never lets his argument distract from the compelling wartime story. Through original interviews and archival research, he describes the exploits of U-123 and its 28-year-old Lieutenant Commander Reinhard Hardegen, who terrorized American home waters on two separate missions. Operation Drumbeat presents a remarkable picture of life on the U-boats. (Fans of the movie Das Boot especially won't want to miss it.) Gannon's book eventually may become a classic work of naval history; for now it's a great book on a particular aspect of the Second World War. --John J. Miller -
Paperback - 528 pages (June 1991)
HarperCollins (paper); ISBN: 0060920882
The Pirates's Progress: A Short History of the U-Boat
by William Archer
(Paperback - April 2002)

Torpedoes in the Gulf : Galveston and the U-Boats 1942-1943
(Military History Series; No 40)
by Melanie Wiggins
Listed under WW2 Submarines

The U-Boat: The Evolution and Technical History of German Submarines
by Eberhard Rossler
Cassell Military (Hardcover - May 2002)

U-Boat Adventures : Firsthand Accounts from World War II
by Melanie Wiggins
The recollections of 22 German Navy submariners.
Hardcover - 288 pages (November 1999)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557509506

U-Boat Crews 1914-45
(Elite Series, 60)
by Darko Pavlovic (Illustrator), Gordon K. Williamson
Paperback - 64 pages (November 1995)
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855325454

U-Boats Destroyed : German Submarine Losses in the World Wars
Paul Kemp
Hardcover / Published 1997 

Wolf : U-Boat Commanders in World War II
Jordan Vause, Jurgen Oesten
Hardcover - 256 pages (March 1997)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557508747
U-Boat Ace : The Story of Wolfgang Luth
by Jordan Vause
An exceptional figure in the history of the German Navy, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat decoration, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds.
United States Naval Inst.
Paperback - 264 pages (September 2001)

The U-Boat
by Eberhard Rossler, Eberhard Rssler
(Hardcover - May 2002)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War: Career Histories, U511-Uit25
by Kenneth G. Wynn
(Hardcover - July 1998)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War: Career Histories, U1-U510
by Kenneth G. Wynn
(Hardcover - March 1998)

Type XXI U-Boat (Anatomy of the Ship)
by Fritz Kohl, Eberhard Rossler
Hardcover: United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1591148871; Revised edition (September 2002)

U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Bluejacket Books)
by Jordan Vause
(Paperback - December 2001)

U-Boat Warfare: The Evolution of U-Boat Wolf Packs
by Jak P. Mallman-Showell, Jak P. Mallmann-Showell
(Hardcover - November 2002)

U-Boat Versus Aircraft
by Norman Franks, et al
(Hardcover - December 1998)

Verschollen: World War I U-Boat Losses
by Dwight R. Messimer
(Hardcover - September 2002)

U-Boat Commander: A Periscope View of the Battle of the Atlantic
by Peter Cremer, Fritz Brustat-Naval (Photographer)
(Hardcover - November 1984)

Fw 200-Condor: Battle Companion of the U-Boat
by Heinz J. Nowarra
Listed under Luftwaffe

U-Boats Against Canada : German Submarines in Canadian Waters
Michael L. Hadley
Paperback / Published 1990 
(Special Order)

The U Boat Commanders Handbook
The High Command of the German Navy
Paperback / Published 1989 
(Special Order)

German Navy at War 1935-1945 : The U Boat Vol 2
Siegfried Breyer, Gerhard Koop
Hardcover / Published 1990 
(Special Order)

The Approaching Storm : U-Boats Off the Virginia Coast During World War II
Alpheus J. Chewning
Paperback / Published 1994
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Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunted 1942-1945 (Hitler's U Boat War, Vol 2)
by Clay Blair
Hardcover - 864 pages (November 1998)
Random House; ISBN: 0679457429
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Silent Hunters : German U-Boat Commanders of World War II
by Theodore P. Savas (Editor)
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U-Boat Commanders and Crew 1935-45
by Jak P. Mallmann Showell
(Hardcover - February 1999)
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The U-Boat Offensive 1914-1945
by V. E. Tarrant, V. E. Torrant
(Hardcover - October 2000)
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