Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along The American Coast in World War II [NOOK Book]

Overview

An account of Germany's little known U-boat campaign against merchant shipping along the North American Atlantic coast during the first six months of 1942. It also documents the failure of the US Navy to meet the German attack.

The dramatic national bestseller--"Like that bestselling novel The Hunt for Red October, Operation Drumbeat is a ripping good yarn of submarine warfare, espionage, and geopolitics. The difference is that Operation Drumbeat is not a ...

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Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along The American Coast in World War II

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Overview

An account of Germany's little known U-boat campaign against merchant shipping along the North American Atlantic coast during the first six months of 1942. It also documents the failure of the US Navy to meet the German attack.

The dramatic national bestseller--"Like that bestselling novel The Hunt for Red October, Operation Drumbeat is a ripping good yarn of submarine warfare, espionage, and geopolitics. The difference is that Operation Drumbeat is not a novel."--Los Angeles Times. 16 pages of halftones; maps; notes; index.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Interviews with a U-boat skipper, former German crew members and U.S. and British military personnel help explain why the Allies lost nearly 400 ships to U-boat attacks; evidence suggests that well-informed British intelligence was disregarded by the Anglophobic U.S. chief of naval operations. ``The book will be of enormous interest to sub warfare buffs,'' said PW. Photos. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062039064
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 46,621
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Gannon is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Florida, where he taught the history of World War II. He resides in Gainesville and is the author of seven books. In the l950s he wrote on military subjects from Europe. In 1968 he served as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Also a scholar in the field of Spanish colonial history, he has received numerous awards and honors, including Knight Commander of the Order of Isabel la Catolica from King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    Good Book, Atrocious Transcription

    This is a good book, but the electronic version is so littered with transcription errors that it is at best frustrating, and at worst nearly unreadable. It's one of the more expensive ebooks I've come across, and it's from a major publisher. You'd think they would have had someone read it before shipping it out to the masses. Save money and a headache, and get the dead trees version.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Great in paper

    I have not tried to download the ebook, but the print edition is excellent. Not a novel, it is an account of actual u-boat operations by one of the most successful captains. Probably one of the best ever books on the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    A gripping novel.

    One of the finest military history books i have ever read. I could not believe how ignorant the military could be during that period. You will have a hard time putting this book down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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