Codename Nemo: The Hunt for a Nazi U-Boat and the Elusive Enigma Machine

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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Charles Lachman is author of four previous books: Footsteps in the Snow, The Last Lincolns, A Secret Life, and the crime novel In the Name of the Law. He is also the executive producer of the nationally syndicated news magazine, Inside Edition. He has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, History, Lifetime, C-Span, Sirius/XM, and other local and national programs. He lives in New York City.

Praise for Codename Nemo by Charles Lachman

"Charles Lachman weaves the incredible story of the capture by American forces of a German U-boat and its secrets during World War II, an operation which allowed Allied forces to shock the German Navy. Richly detailed with undeniable suspense and action, Codename Nemo is destined for the non-fiction best seller lists."

--Bill O'Reilly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Killing Series

"It's an exciting account of a daring military maneuver."

--Publishers Weekly

"A satisfying World War II history."

--Kirkus Reviews

"Crisp as a torpedo striking the water, Codename Nemo pulls you along with a deeply personal account of the hunters on both sides of an amazing drama."

--Walter R. Borneman, author of The Admirals and Brothers Down

"A relentless, pressure-packed plunge into the depths of war. Codename Nemois a story-telling tour-de-force indeed, the quintessential story of the Battle of the Atlantic, rendered in taut prose, and with an immediacy and intimacy that all but makes a participant of the reader. In the wake of this story, you'll feel a profound sense of gratitude to the men who went after U-505, and to Charles Lachman for bringing them back."

--James Sullivan, author of Unsinkable

"Codename Nemo is a pulse-pounding tale of high-stakes espionage and daring courage, detailing the pursuit and capture of a German U-boat at the height of World War II. Charles Lachman masterfully builds a cast of characters, German and American, whose destinies intersect in the perilous waters of the Atlantic. The vivid description of life aboard a U-boat immerse you in the claustrophobic, terrifying world of underwater warfare. As the tension builds, with each 'ping' of the Sonar, the thrilling plot keeps you turning the pages. A riveting narrative combining historical research with visceral scenes, Codename Nemo is a must-read for anyone in search of a thrilling maritime adventure."

--Andrew Dubbins, author of Into Enemy Waters

"The best missions involving submarines often start with an outlandish idea, and the very best make a hell of a story.Codename Nemo does both."

--Sherry Sontag, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Blind Man's Bluff

"What a terrific read from Charles Lachman! A suspenseful, fast-paced but little-known saga of hide-and-seek between a US 'baby flattop' and a German U-boat during World War II. Who can resist an Irish-American commander, nicknamed 'Full Flaps' by his crew--always beyond his hearing of course--because of his protruding ears, who embarks with his dog, a border collie named Flabby, instigates nail-biting nighttime takeoffs and landings on his carrier for the first time in Naval history...and if that's not enough, then proposes some cockamamie scheme of commandeering a German sub filled with secret stuff by actually attempting to board her with a nine-man team! It's a wild, engrossing ride from start to finish with extraordinary details and insights into daily life--clashes, arguments, even suicide--aboard both German boats and American ships during the Battle of the Atlantic. This one is a winner!"

--Carole Engle Avriett, author of Coffin Corner Boys and Marine Raiders