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Operation Drumbeat: Germany's U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II
     

Operation Drumbeat: Germany's U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II

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by Michael Gannon
 

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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.

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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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062039064
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
176,319
File size:
6 MB

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Thomas Fleming
"An absolutely stunning book...the stuff of Pulitzer Prizes."
Clay Blair
"A truly wonderful book--the best by far that I have read on U-boats and believe me, I have read them all. It combines a great knowledge of U-boats and meticulous scholarship with dramatic narrative."

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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Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along The American Coast in World War II 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Will Seberger More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book covers one of the U boats that patrolled the eastern seaboard of the US in World War II in a group effort called Pauchenslag, or Drumbeat. It shows that complacency didn't just happen prior to the Pearl Harbor attacks on 12-7-1941. It's well written, and does a good job of covering the battle just off the US shore from both the allied and German perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The events will surprise you. The U-Boat had a free run on the east coast of the US. The Navy did little to stop them until later in the war. We didn't even black out our coast in areas and this was used by the U-Boats to target shipping. We were very lax.
MajJim More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dull