Naval History

Naval history is the area of military history concerning war at sea and the subject is also a sub-discipline of the broad field of maritime history.

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
Saving Bravo: The Greatest Rescue Mission in Navy SEAL History
Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Fatal Thunder (Jerry Mitchell, #5)
The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of the American Revolution
Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History
Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack
A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice
Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
PT 109: JFK's Night of Destiny
Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy
World War II at Sea: A Global History
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1)
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
Castles of Steel
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King—the Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare from Trafalgar to Midway
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660 - 1783
The Caine Mutiny
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
Stoddert's War by Michael A. PalmerSix Frigates by Ian W. TollJohn Adams by David McCulloughThe French Assault on American Shipping, 1793-1813 by Greg H. WilliamsOn Seas of Glory by John Lehman
Quasi-War With France
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The Case of Jack the Nipper by H.L.  StephensThe Case of Jack the Nipper by H.L.  StephensThe Case of the Wayward Fae by H.L.  StephensMoka Becomes a Water Dog by Jeff StevensonOblivion by Joseph Brown Favorites
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The Watch by Joydeep Roy-BhattacharyaBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyCorruption by John O'RileyWhy the Allies Won by Richard Overy
Veteran Recommendations
170 books — 158 voters
With the Old Breed by Eugene B. SledgeThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraThe Red Badge of Courage by Stephen CraneBe Safe, Love Mom by Elaine Lowry BryeWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Military Reads
71 books — 6 voters

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Yellow Birds by Kevin PowersThe Lie by Helen DunmoreSprouting Wings by Henry Faulkner
Life in The Military (Fiction)
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George S. Patton Jr.
...It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.
George S. Patton Jr.

Neal Stephenson
He walked straight out of college into the waiting arms of the Navy. They gave him an intelligence test. The first question on the math part had to do with boats on a river: Port Smith is 100 miles upstream of Port Jones. The river flows at 5 miles per hour. The boat goes through water at 10 miles per hour. How long does it take to go from Port Smith to Port Jones? How long to come back? Lawrence immediately saw that it was a trick question. You would have to be some kind of idiot to make the fa ...more
Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

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