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Hitler vs. Roosevelt: The Undeclared Naval War
Hitler vs Roosevelt The Undeclared Naval War Author:Thomas A. Bailey, Paul B. Ryan Months before Pearl Harbor the United States and Germany were already at war... as Hitler and Roosevelt waged a deadly struggle for control of the North Atlantic. — Here is the blow-by-blow account of the undeclared German-American Naval War of 1939-1941: the dramatic story of naval blockades and encounters between German U-boats and American des... more »troyers... and the burning personal hated between Hitler and Roosevelt that lay behind these clashes.« less
An excellent discussion of the undeclared naval war of 1939-1941 between the United States and Germany. I've long wanted to read a book on such and have finally done so. It answered many of the questions I had, based on references in other books I've read.
The authors also make the point that Roosevelt really didn't want a declared war against Germany, just wanting to provide the weapons Britain and the Soviet Union could use to fight the Nazi menace. I'm not sure I agree with that.
One of the authors was a career officer in the U.S. Navy during this period.