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New York: Warner Books, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 29 cm. Illustrated endpapers. 231,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Color maps. Appendix. Sticker residue on front and back covers. Introduction by Ludovic Kennedy. Technical and Historical consultation by William H. Garzke, Jr. and Robert O. Dulin, Jr. Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942) is a retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks. He is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. He discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 in 2002 and visited Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, who saved its crew. He leads ocean exploration on E/V Nautilus.
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. FIrst American Edition [stated]. Presumed 1st Printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 10.25 inches. 192 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. The author was a journalist and historian/writer. This volume covers not only the wartime story of the German Navy, but also shows how it stealthily built up in the 20s and 30s, in defiance of the treaty of Versailles. The famous pocket battleships are examined, as well as U-boats, minesweepers and one-man torpedoes.
New York, N.Y. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 1978. Third printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 400 pages. Some cover wear. Some edge and page soiling and discoloration. Previous owner's stamp inside front cover. Slightly cocked. Includes List of Plates and Preface, as well as Appendices, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include The Early Offensive; Norwegian Gamble; Pyrrhic Victory; The Battle of the Mediterranean, The Fall of Grand-Admiral Raeder; Climax in the Atlantic, and The End of the German Navy. Also includes Appendices, Bibliography, and Index. This is #1 in the World at War Series. Strange as it may seem, no reliable and yet popular history of the German Navy during the Second World War has appeared since the German war records were returned from London and became available to German historians and journalists. With such records now to hand, this book can report the highlights and decisive phases of the war at sea from the German point of view. Germany's defeat at sea was the one which irretrievably lost her the war. Efforts to suppress or forget our mistakes, though originally understandable, have succeeded only in cloaking personalities in a veil of "taboo'' quite contrary to German naval tradition. Erich Raeder, architect of the fleet that in 1939 had to be sent out to fight a war that it did not expect, once pronounced: "The deeds of the German Navy must be subjected to the full light of day."
Place_Pub: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. 400, illus., endpaper illus., maps, appendices, bibliography, index, some darkening to text, some wear to DJ edges. The author was formerly an intelligence officer in Hitler's Navy. The book contains revelations about the conflict of strategic ideas, both within the German Admiralty and between its head and Hitler; about the failure of the Navy under Raeder and the Luftwaffe under Goering to cooperate; and about the feuds between the Naval staff on shore and the Fleet Commanders at sea. Strange as it may seem, no reliable and yet popular history of the German Navy during the Second World War has appeared since the German war records were returned from London and became available to German historians and journalists. With such records now to hand, this book can report the highlights and decisive phases of the war at sea from the German point of view. Germany's defeat at sea was the one which irretrievably lost her the war. Efforts to suppress or forget our mistakes, though originally understandable, have succeeded only in cloaking personalities in a veil of "taboo'' quite contrary to German naval tradition. Erich Raeder, architect of the fleet that in 1939 had to be sent out to fight a war that it did not expect, once pronounced: "The deeds of the German Navy must be subjected to the full light of day."
New York: Random House, 1996. First Edition [stated] May be Book Club as no price on DJ. Hardcover. xviii, , 809.  pages. List of Maps. List of Plates. Acknowledgements and Sources. Bibliography, Maps, Appendices. Index. Clay Blair Jr. (May 1, 1925 – December 16, 1998) was an American journalist and author, best known for his books on military history. He served on the fleet submarine Guardfish (SS-217) in World War II and later wrote for Time and Life magazines before becoming editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post. He assisted General Omar Bradley in the writing of his autobiography, A General's Life, published after the general's death. Blair wrote two dozen history books and hundreds of magazine articles that reached a popular audience. His last book was Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945, which followed Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942. Blair's history of the Korean War The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950–1953 is considered one of the definitive historical works on the war.
London: William Kimber, 1972. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. 232 pages. Includes Part One, Part Two, and an Epilogue. Includes 28 black and white illustrations in the text. Include maps and diagrams. Typographical error noted on List of Maps and Diagrams. The Track Chart for Convoy PQ17 page reference should be 8-9 (and not 809). DJ has some wear and soiling. Book has some edge soiling. Captain John Egerton "Jack" (or Jackie) Broome DSC, RN, (23 February 1901 – 19 April 1985) entered the Royal Naval College at Osborne in 1912. From Osborne, he passed in 1915 to the senior College at Dartmouth. He was promoted Sub-Lieutenant and served in the destroyer HMS Clematis in the Red Sea and at Aden. From there he attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and after graduating in 1923, chose to serve in submarines. By this time, his talent as a cartoonist and wag was well established. In 1938, he attended a staff course at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich. Broome was judged to be too old in 1939 to command a submarine in wartime. in June 1942, his Escort Group 1 was assigned to protect Convoy PQ 17, sailing from Hvalfjord in Iceland to Murmansk. The Arctic convoys were reckoned to be very hazardous missions, as they faced not only U-Boats but also German aircraft and surface ships, including the powerful battleship Tirpitz. Under attack, Admiral Dudley Pound, the First Sea Lord, order the convoy to scatter. Twenty-one of the convoy's thirty-five ships were sunk following the order. After the Second World War, he became a writer and illustrator.
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1929. Popular Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly, V.C., D.S.O., illustrated by Lieutenant J. E. Broome, R.N. 300 pages, illus., appendix, some foxing to text and inside boards, weakness to boards, rear board hinge has been reinforced with tape, some discoloration to spine, bookplate inside front board.
Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1958. First U.S Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. Some discoloration of the endpapers. viii, 179,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Diagrams Includes Part 1 on Ocean-Going submarines (Chapters include Commerce Raiding, Betasom; U.-Boats; Shift to the Atlantic; Salvatore Todaro, the Knight Errant; Atlantic Incidents; Torelli's Career; Pittoni and the Bagnolini; Tramping to Singapore); Part 2: Adventures in Uniform (Chapters include: Invading Crete, The Attack that Failed, The Kasbah, Villa Carmela, and The Ghost Ships); Part 3 Convoys, Chapters include: The Battle of African Convoys; Blockade Runners; A Drama in Two Acts; Da Mosto's Last Fight; Commander Ignazio Castrogiovanni and Commander Enea Picchio; Part 4: Chapters include Admiral Carlo Bergamini; Carlo Fecia Di Cossato; Human Torpedoes; and Olterra's Commander. Also includes Appendix on Italian Submarines in the Atlantic.