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All the World's Battleships : 1906 to the Present
Ian Sturton (Editor)
For two generations, battleships, sometimes known as all-big-gun ships, represented the military might and pride of their countries. They threatened, they impressed, they surprised in a way that no other symbol could, and their presence could influence events for hundreds of miles around. Their like will never be built again, as the capital ships of today and tomorrow are platforms for missiles or aircraft. This volume provides the technical data, gives the design background, and outlines the careers of the world's battleships and battlecruisers. Amazon UK
Hardcover - 192 pages Reprint (20 January, )
Brassey's: Conway Maritime; ISBN: 0851776914

The Battleships
by Ian Johnston, Rob McAuley
Hardcover - 192 pages (January 15, )
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760310181
Battleships : Allied Battleships of World War II
Robert O Dulin, William H. Garzke
Hardcover - 391 pages (November 1980)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 0870211005
Battleships of the World
Rene Greger, Geoffrey Brooks (Translator)
Battleships : Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II
William H., Jr. Garzke, Robert O., Jr. Dulin
Hardcover / Published 1985

Battleships of World War Two : An International Encyclopedia
by M. J. Whitley
Hardcover - 320 pages (March )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 155750184X

Battlecruisers (Chatham Shipshape Series)
by John Arthur Roberts
Hardcover - 128 pages (April )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557500681
Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century
Bernard Ireland, Tony Gibbons (Illustrator)
Hardcover - 192 pages (November )
HarperCollins; ISBN: 0004709977
The World's Great Battleships : From the Middle Ages to the Present
by Robert Jackson
Hardcover - 160 pages
Thunder Bay Press; ISBN: 1571452621

Nelson to Vanguard : Warship Design 1923-1945
by David K. Brown
Listed under Warships and Navies

American Battleships

American Battleships : A Pictorial History of BB-1 to BB-71, With Prototypes Maine & Texas
by Max R. Newhart
Paperback - 106 pages
Pictorial Histories Pub Co; ISBN: 1575100045

Battleship Texas (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, No 45)
by Hugh Irvin Power, John Reilly (Introduction), Wilson E. Dolman
Hardcover - 141 pages (April 1993)
Texas A&M University Press; ISBN: 0890965161

Battleships : United States Battleships, 1935-1992
William H., Jr. Garzke, Robert O., Jr. Dulin
Hardcover / Published 1995

Explosion Aboard the Iowa
by Richard L. Schwoebel
Hardcover - 368 pages (April )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557508100

A Glimpse of Hell : The Explosion on the U. S. S. Iowa & Its Cover-Up
by Charles C. Thompson
On April 19, 1989, Turret Two aboard the recommissioned battleship USS Iowa exploded, killing 47 men. In A Glimpse of Hell, former naval officer, newspaper reporter, and 60 Minutes producer Charles Thompson has written an authoritative exposť of the United States Navy high command's consistent efforts to manipulate the evidence of that disaster and slander deceased seaman Clayton Hartwig. The Iowa investigation is contextualized by Thompson's startling insights into the moral universe of the navy's masters, a cabal so protective of their own jobs that they prepared press releases indicating that an out-of-control Tomahawk missile launched from the Iowa was actually a part of a federal and military crackdown on an illicit marijuana field in Alabama. Unlike the Tomahawk debacle, the falsehoods embroidered into the investigation of the Turret Two disaster did become public, as naval officials accepted a noticeably botched report from investigators who "lost" two 2,700-pound projectiles and consistently claimed, with no foundation, that Hartwig, killed in the explosion, was a murderous and suicidal psychopath who blew up the turret in revenge for a thwarted homosexual affair. Two years later, they were forced to admit that they had no clear and convincing evidence linking Hartwig to the explosion and apologized to his surviving family members. (The family later initiated a $12 million defamation lawsuit against the U.S. Navy.)

As active duty officers rebuffed his own investigation, Thompson found that many personnel, including captains and admirals, were willing to talk when their careers were no longer on the line. A Glimpse of Hell assiduously follows the Iowa story with a dedication that honors the dead and their families, as one journalist does more to expose the careerism and sexual preoccupations of ranking naval officers--and their consequences--than any government investigative agency. --James Highfill
Hardcover - 430 pages (March 1, )
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393047148

U.S. Battleships : An Illustrated Design History
Norman Friedman
Hardcover / Published 1986

Iowa Class Battleships : Their Design, Weapons and Equipment
Robert F. Sumrall, Tom Walkowiak
Hardcover / Published 1989

The USS Arizona
by Joy Waldron Jasper, et al
Listed under Pearl Harbor

In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
by Doug Stanton
Listed under U.S.S. Indianapolis

British Battleships

HMS Hood : Pride of the Royal Navy
by Andrew Norman
Listed under British Warships

German Battleships

The Death of "The Scharnhorst"
John Winton
Paperback - Cassell Military / 7 December, 2000

Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class
by Gerhard Koop, Geoffrey Brooks (Translator), Klaus-Peter Schmolke (Translator)
Hardcover - 224 pages (May 9, )
Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557504261
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Battleship Scharnhorst (Conway Maritime Modellers)
by Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke
Paperback - 56 pages (November )
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0851777481

The Battleship Bismarck (German Navy at War, Vol 3)
by Ulrich E. Herzog, Ulrich Elfrath
Listed under Battleship Bismarck

The Battleship Tirpitz
by Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke
Listed under Battleship Tirpitz

The Destruction of the Bismarck
by David J. Bercuson, Holger H. Herwig
Listed under Battleship Bismarck

Hitler's Battleships
by Edwyn A. Gray
Hardcover - 224 pages (November )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557503435

German Capital Ships of World War 2
by M. J. Whitley
Cassell Academic
Paperback - 224 pages
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German Battleships 1939-45 (New Vanguard, 71)
German Battleships 1939-45 (New Vanguard, 71)
by Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
In this, the first of a five volume series covering the capital ships of the German Navy of World War II, Gordon Williamson examines the design, development, and operational use of the battleships used by the Kriegsmarine.
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
German Pocket Battleships 1939-45 (New Vanguard 75)
German Pocket Battleships 1939-45 (New Vanguard 75)
by Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
After the end of World War I, the German Navy came up with the concept of the Panzerschiff, or Pocket Battleship, as a method of circumventing treaty limitations on the size and types of ship Germany was permitted to build. This book covers these three sister ships, the "Deutschland", the "Admiral Graf Spee", and the "Admiral Scheer", which formed the core $16.95 of the Kriegsmarine's fighting power at the start of World War II.
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co

German Navy at War 1935-1945 : The Battleships Vol 1
Hardcover / Published 1989
Covers all of the main German battleships of WWII, including Bismarck, Gneisenau, Scharnhorst, and Tirpitz 
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Hitler's Battleships
Edwyn Gray
Hardcover / Published 1992
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The Pocket Battleship 'Admiral Graf Spee' (Marine Arsenal)
Siegfried Breyer
Paperback - 48 pages (August 1989)
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 088740183X
(Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
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Battleships of the Scharnhorstclass : The Scharnhorst and Gneisenau : The Backbone of the German Surface Forces at the Outbreak of War
by Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke, Geoffrey Brooks (Translator)
Hardcover - 175 pages
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557500452
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Battleships of the Bismarck Class : Bismarck and Tirpitz : Culmination and Finale of German Battleship Construction
Bernard Koop, et al
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Japanese Battleships

A Glorious Way to Die : The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945
Russell Spurr
Paperback / Published 1995
Requiem for Battleship Yamato (Bluejacket Books)
by Yoshida Mitsuru, Richard H. Minear (Translator)
Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru's story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato's fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States. As with most great battle stories, its ultimate concern is less bombs and bullets than human nature, less death than life. This sensitive translation by Richard Minear is totally faithful to Yoshida's original prose, its language vigorous and idiomatic yet poetic in nature. An informative introduction puts the work in historical and political context and discusses Yoshida's postwar search for the meaning of peace.
Paperback - 152 pages (April )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557505446

The Battleship Fuso (Anatomy of the Ship Series)
by Janusz Skulski
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Hardcover - 276 pages (March )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557500460

Battleship Musashi : The Making and Sinking of the World's Biggest Battleship
by Akira Yoshimura, Vincent Murphy (Translator)
Presents the complete history of the Japanese World War II battleship, the Musashi. The book covers all details, from the planning and making of the ship to its final sinking at Leyte Gulf in1944. Amazon UK
Paperback - 192 pages (November )
Kodansha International; ISBN: 4770024002
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by Paul Stillwell
Book Description: From the sinking of the Maine, which sparked the Spanish-American War, to the devastating losses in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Battleships have played a crucial role in the history of US naval warfare. Tracing the development of the battleship from the commissioning of the first seagoing class in the 1890's, Battleships brings to life the story of these lethal leviathans with illuminating text and stunning full-color and black-and-white archival photographs. Affecting personal reminiscences from both officers and enlisted men give readers an intimate look at the reality of the men who lived and died aboard. 
Hardcover - 160 pages (December )
Metro Books; ISBN: 158663044X
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