I Have a New Book Out

 

Battle of the Atlantic 1942–45: The climax of World War II’s greatest naval campaign

It is a continuation of an earlier book of mine about the air phase of the Battle of the Atlantic during the first two years of World War II.

As I usually do, I wrote an article about the book which appeared on Osprey’s blog:

Admiral Donitz’s Very Bad Month

Click to read about the month that switched the tide of the Battle of the Atlantic firmly to the Allies, where it would remain for the rest of the war.

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  1. Mark Camp Member
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    Terrific article.  Thanks!

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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
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    I know, I know…don’t judge a book by its cover…but wow,  what a cover!

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  3. Seawriter Contributor
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    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    I know, I know…don’t judge a book by its cover…but wow, what a cover!

    It is one  of the better ones. Some of my other favorites include:

       

    Another one I really like is for my forthcoming German Heavy Cruiser vs British Heavy Cruiser

    Lots of drama

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  4. Chris Oler Coolidge
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    Particularly interested in the Nashville book. Good stuff, and, yes, great cover!

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  5. Seawriter Contributor
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    Chris Oler (View Comment):

    Particularly interested in the Nashville book. Good stuff, and, yes, great cover!

    I wrote about the process of writing Nashville on Ricochet. It was a response to one of the 90-day challenges posted by 10 Cents back when he was on Ricochet.

    You can find the last installment here. There is a link to the previous installment at the top of each installment, so you can work your way back to the beginning and then move forward.

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  6. Goldgeller Member
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    Congrats on the new book!

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  7. D.A. Venters Member
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    Love to see the underappreciated Liberator on the cover.  A great, versatile, plane, work horse of the war, unfortunately always in the shadow of the better-looking, but less used, B-17. 

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  8. Raxxalan Member
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    @seawriter So many books of yours I need to read.

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  9. Seawriter Contributor
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    D.A. Venters (View Comment):

    Love to see the underappreciated Liberator on the cover. A great, versatile, plane, work horse of the war, unfortunately always in the shadow of the better-looking, but less used, B-17.

    The Liberator won the Battle of the Atlantic. It was the finest maritime patrol aircraft of World War II. One of the books I hope to write in the future is s Duel based on Liberator vs. U-boat. 

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  10. Jeff Petraska Member
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    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    @ seawriter So many books of yours I need to read.

    His Osprey Duel series book, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis, is one of the best in the series.  It earned a rare 5-star rating from me on Goodreads.

     

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  11. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    I’m going to order copies of your Battle of the Atlantic books. I’ve been interested in it since I saw the U-505 in Chicago a long time ago; there’s a copy of Dan Gallery’s “Twenty Thousand Tons Under the Sea” in the bookshelf on my desk.

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  12. Seawriter Contributor
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I’m going to order copies of your Battle of the Atlantic books. I’ve been interested in it since I saw the U-505 in Chicago a long time ago; there’s a copy of Dan Gallery’s “Twenty Thousand Tons Under the Sea” in the bookshelf on my desk.

    One of the color plates in my Destroyer Escorts book showed the capture of U-505. Also due for delivery this year is the manuscript for a Raid about the capture of U-505. It will come out in late 2022.

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  13. John Stanley Coolidge
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    The British Heavy Cruisers are the “County” class?

     

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  14. Seawriter Contributor
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    John Stanley (View Comment):

    The British Heavy Cruisers are the “County” class?

    And the York class, The German heavy cruisers are the Admiral Hipper and Deutschland classes. (Yes, the Deutschlands were called pocket battleships, but they were cruisers with capital ship armament, like the Japanese Tsukuba-class built after the Russo-Japanese War.)

     

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  15. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I’m going to order copies of your Battle of the Atlantic books. I’ve been interested in it since I saw the U-505 in Chicago a long time ago; there’s a copy of Dan Gallery’s “Twenty Thousand Tons Under the Sea” in the bookshelf on my desk.

    One of the color plates in my Destroyer Escorts book showed the capture of U-505. Also due for delivery this year is the manuscript for a Raid about the capture of U-505. It will come out in late 2022.

    I’m delighted to hear it. That was one incredible operation. It took guts bordering on insanity to even plan to capture a submarine on the open seas in wartime.

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