Note: Joshua Slocum’s circumnavigation aboard the Spray definitely deserves an entire post of its own, so this post will be focused on the memoir itself.
War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 by Edward Miller Edward Miller spent 20 years diving into archival records to create a
Albert Nofi’s book examines the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Problems during the interwar years from 1923-1940. The Fleet Problems were the culmination of the navy’s annual
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, probably more if there’s color to them. Dan Jones and Marina Amaral have
Published in 1951, Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny is set aboard the fictional USS Caine, a destroyer-minesweeper assigned to the Pacific Fleet in WWII. Plot
Published in 1973, Das Boot (The Boat) is a fictionalized autobiographical account of Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s experiences as a war correspondent aboard the German U-boat, U-96,