A BRIDE BETWEEN US: Julie Shigekuni Anchor Books 1995 (novel)

A DIFFERENT KIND OF VICTORY: James Leutze; Naval Institute Press.
A biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart

ALL MEN BACK – ALL ONE BIG MISTAKE: W.A. (Bill) Bee Hesperian Press 1998

A SINISTER TWILIGHT: Noel Barber; Houghton Mifflin co 1968.
The fall of Singapore

AMERICAN CRUISERS OF WWII:  Steve Ewing: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. 1984.  Good photos of Northampton Class Cruisers.

AND THE DAWN CAME UP LIKE THUNDER: Leo Rawlings; Futura 1975

AUSTRALIA’S PEARL HARBOR:  Douglas Lockwood; Rigby Limited 1966 Air attack on Darwin Feb. 1942.

BAMBOO: Robert O.Bowen; Alfred A. Knopf 1953

BAMBOO ROUND MY SHOULDER:  George Sprod:  Kangaroo Press 1981
Hilarious look at “the lighter side of Changi”.

BANZI YOU BASTARDS: Jack Edwards; Corporate Communications Hong Kong 1989.
A gripping account of the hardships of British POW’s slaving in the dopper mines at Kinkaseki Formosa.

BARBED WIRE SURGEON: Alfred A. Weinstein; Macmillian Co.  1952

BATTLE REPORT:  Pearl Harbor to the Coral Sea: Cdr. W. Karig & Lt. W. Kelley; Farrar & Rinehart NY  1944.
An excellent account of the first few months of WWII.  Java Sea Battle in great detail, with list of Houston crew (by states) and their known status at the time.

BATTLE STATIONS:  William H. Wise & Co.  1945.  Photographic history of Navy in WWII.  Good pictures of interest to Houston survivors and NOK

BENEATH THE SHADOW: James Bertram; John Day Co  1947

BLIND TO MISFORTUNE:  Bill Griffiths; Leo Cooper  London  1989

BLOOD ON THE RISING SUN:  John McGregor; Ben Olen  1979

COMBAT:  Dell Publishers  1958.  The Pacific theater, a little about USS Houston activities.


COWRA:  Teruhiko Asada; Angus & Robertson  1972.  Japanese account of Jap POW escape from Cowra, near Sydney Australia

COURSE FOR DISASTER: Richard Pool Leo Cooper Ltd 1987

CRUISE OF THE LANIKAI:  Kemp Tolley; Naval Institute Press 1973.  An interesting argument that we “incited” the Japanese into the war.

CRUISERS:  Anthony Preston; Bison Books London 1982.  Great photos and and 

DARWIN 1942:  Timothy Hall; Metheun  1981.  “Australia’s darkest hour” -  the attack on Darwin

DEATH RAILWAY: Clifford Kinvig-Ballantine Books Inc  1973

DESTINATION JAPAN: Geoffrey P. Adams  1980

DIARY OF A GIRL IN CHANGI 1941-1945: Sheila Allen Kangaroo Press 1994

DIE LIKE THE CARP:  Harry Gordon; Corgin Books 1978.  “greatest POW escape ever!” from Cowra in Australia

DISHONORING AMERICA:  Lillian Baker; Webb Research Group Pub.

FOO:  Frank Fujita; North Texas University Press 1993.  The story of Frank “Foo” Fujita a Japanese/American member of the 131st FA and his ordeals as a prisoner of war

FROM CHINA BURMA INDIA TO KWAI: Lt. Col. W. Henderson O & B Publishers 1991

GENERAL WAINWRIGHT’S STORY:  Jonathan M. Wainwright; Curtis Books 1946

GREAT WARSHIPS: Anthony Preston; Bison Books 1986. USS Houston activities mentioned about the Japanese ship Mogami

GUADACANAL/DECISION AT SEA: Eric Hammel Crown Publishers 1988

GUEST OF THE FALLEN SUN: Hans Whitney; Expositon Press 1951


Vol. III - The Rising Sun In The Pacific  1931 - April 1942; Samuel Eliot Morison Little Brown & Co  1950
Vol. XIII - The Liberation Of The Philippines 1944-1945; Samuel Eliot Morison Little Brown & Co  1959

HEROES AT SEA:  Don Wall; Griffin Press Adelaide 1991 Story of sinking of Japanese ships carrying POWs

HMS ELECTRA: Lt. Cdr. T.J. Cain/A.V. Sellwood; Futura Publishing Limited 1986

HORROR TREK: Robert W. Lavering; Horstman Printing Co  1948

IMPACT: THE ARMY AIR FORCES’ “CONFIDENTIAL” PICTURE HISTORY OF WWII: The Air Force Historical Foundation Historical Times Inc. 1982

JAPAN AT WAR: AN ORAL HISTORY: Haruko Taya Cook & Theodore Cook; The New Press New York 1992.  Oral histories of a wide range of Japanese who were alive during WWII

JAPANESE DESTROYER CAPTAIN: Capt. Tameichi Hara; Ballantine Books 1972

JAPANESE THRUST:  Lionel Wigmore; Australian War Memorial 1957; Volume IV of Australia’s history of the war.

MR. MICHAEL’S WAR: John J.A. Michael Presidio 1998

MY WORLD:  Autobiography of Dave Burchell, Australian diver who found the PERTH.

ONE AUSTRALIAN’S STORY: Roy “Slim” Kent Booth Printing

OUT OF THE SMOKE: Ray Parkin; Pacific Books (Australia) 1960

PROMISES KEPT/THE LIFE OF AN ISSEI MAN: Akemi Kikumura Chandler and Sharp 1991

PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE:  Gavin Daws; William Morrow 1994

PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE IN WWII:  Van Waterford; McFarland & Co. 1994.  A statistical reference of prison camps, hell ships, etc.

ROAD TO HIROSHIMA: Kenneth Harrison; Rigby Publishers 1983

RETURN FROM THE RIVER KWAI:  Clay & Joan Blair; Simon & Shuster 1979.  The story of the survivors of the Burma/Thai Railroad who were sunk on the way to Japan by American subs.

SAMURAIS AND CIRCUMCISIONS: Leslie Poidevin; Gillingham Printers 1985

SANDAKAN - “THE LAST MARCH”:  Don Wall 1989.  The story of some 2,000 POW’s, mostly Australian, who were sent to Borneo to build an airfield.  Only three survived the worse atrocity of the Japanese toward POW’s.  Three Houston sailors were in Boreno & two of them are in photos in the book.

SEA BATTLES - IN CLOSE UP:  Eric Grove;  Haval Institued Press 1993.   WWII, Volume 2 has many pages and good p hotographs of the Java Sea Battle.

SHIPS OF THE PANAMA CANAL:  James L. Shaw; Naval Institued Press 1985.   Great photos of ships that passed through the canal, including CA-30

SILENT WARRIORS: Jack K. Wakamatsu Vintage Press 1995

SUGAMO PRISON, TOKYO:  John L. Ginn; McFarlan & Co.  Jefferson NC  1992.  An account of the Trial and Sentencing of Japanese War Criminals in 1948.

SURRENDER AND SURVIVAL:  E. Bartlett Kerr;  William Morrow & Co.  1985.POW experiences in Pacific

THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE HOUSTON:  John G. Miller; Naval Institued Press 1985  Gripping story to save the CL-81

THE BELLS OF SUNDA STRAIT: David Burchell; Rigby Limited, Adelaide, Australia 1972  A man’s story of diving the HMAS Perth

THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE PACIFIC WAR:  U.S. Strategis Bombing Survey, Naval Analysis Division; Government Printing Office 1946.  For the real history buff, full of drawings, ships names & statistics.

THE CASE OF GENERAL YAMASHITA:  A. Frank Reel; Octagon Books 1971.  The story of the conviction of the Japanese General

THE DIVINE WIND/JAPAN’S KAMIKAZI FORCE IN WWII: Capt. Rikihei Inoguchi and Cdr. Tadashi Nakajima with Roger Pineau Naval Institute Press 1958        

THE KNIGHTS OF BUSHIDO:  Lord Russell of Liverpool; Casselle  Co. Ltd. London 1958.  A short history of Japanese War Crimes.

THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (BATTLE HISTORY 1941-1945):  Paul S. Dull; Naval Institute Press 1978.  Our war from the Japanese records.  Lots of pictures and drawings.

THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES:  Samuel E. Morrison; Little Brown & Co.  1959.   Volume XIII of U.S. Naval Operations WWII

THE LONELY SHIPS: Edwin P. Hoyt; David McKay Co. Inc.  1976

THE PACIFIC WAR - 1941-1945:  John Costello; Quill 1982.  A most comprehensive one volume account of the Pacific war.

THE OTHER NUREMBURG:  Arnold C. Brackman; Quill-Willima Morrow 1987.   The untold story of the Tokyo War Crimes Trials.

THE PRISONER AND THE BOMB: Laurens van der Post; William Morrow  1971

THE RAILROAD TO NAGASAKI:  Thomas B. Woody The story of E Battery 131sr F.A. fro Java to the shipyards & coal mines of Japan

THE RISING SUN:  John Toland; Random House 1970.  Decline and fall of the Japanese Empire.

THE RISING SUN IN THE PACIFIC:  Samuel E. Morrison; Little Brown & Co. 1950.   Volume III of U.S. Naval Operations WWII

THE SURVIVORS: Ronald McKie; Bobbs-Merrill Co. Inc.  1953

THE UNITED STATES NAVY IN WWII:  S.E. Smith; Quill-Morrow NY 1966 A one volume history from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay.

THE WEIGHT OF THE CROSS: Robert O. Bowen; Alfred A. Knopf  1951

THE WORLD AT WAR - 1939-1945:  Dorsett Press New York 1991.  An illustrated history.  Has write up and photos Java Sea Battle.

THE YAMATO DYNASTY: Sterling Seagrave & Peggy Seagrave; Broadway Books New York 1999.  The secret history of Japan’s Imperial family revealing long-secret documents on their conduct in the Pacific War.

THEIR LAST TENKO:  James Home - Quoin Publishing 1989.  The story of British capture in Java and sent to Ambonia.

THROUGH HARSH WINTERS/THE LIFE OF A JAPANESE IMMIGRANT WOMAN: Akemi Kikumura Chandler and Sharp (11th Printing) 1005

THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE KWAI:  Ernest Gordon; Harper & Bros.  1962

TO LEAVE THIS PORT: Francis James Enright Enright Publishing Co. 1990

UNBOUND FLEET: Judy Yung University of California Press 1995

UNDER THE SAMURAI SWORD: C. M. Graham  published by C.M. Graham 1998

U.S. DESTROYER OPERATIONS WWII:  Theodore Roscoe; Naval Institute Press 1982.  Complete history of destroyers in WWII &  especially the Asiatic Fleet four stackers.

U.S.  NAVY, (AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY:  Nathan Miller; Naval Institute Press 1977.  Complete history of the US Navy - USS Houston’s actions included with an unusual photo of the Pope going down.

WAR AT SEA:  John Hamilton; Blandford Press 1986.   Superb paintings of John Hamilton including the Java Sea Battle and Sunda Strait.

WAR DIARIES; Fred Lassett, Brolga Publishing 2005

WHILE HISTORY PASSED:  Jessie E. Simons;  William Heinemann 1954. Australian nurses as POWs

WHITE COOLIES: Betty Jeffery; Angus & Robertson 1954.

WORLD WAR II AT SEA: Colin McIntyre; Mallard Press 1990.  Has write up and photo’s of Java Sea Battle

YOU’LL DIE IN SINGAPORE: Charles McCormac; Pan Books 1967

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