Books by Peter Huchthausen

Captain Peter Huchthausen, U.S. Navy, Retired (Hiram, ME), has had a distinguished career, serving at sea and on land as a Soviet naval analyst and as a naval attaché in Yugoslavia, Romania, and the Soviet Union. He is now a consultant and writer, author

Released: April 1, 2005

"A solid bit of maritime history, ably recounting a mere footnote—but an interesting one—to the larger Battle of the Atlantic."
A luxury liner flying the swastika evades the Royal Navy. Paradoxically, writes Huchthausen (Hostile Waters, 1997, etc.) of the cat-and-mouse tale, it made for a victory for the Nazis, and for the British as well. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Cliffs Notes for interventionists."
America: the world's policeman—and, as depicted here, an equal mix of Dirty Harry and Barney Fife. Read full book review >
HOSTILE WATERS by Peter Huchthausen
Released: July 26, 1997

"An HBO movie with the same title will air this summer. (First serial to Reader's Digest)"
A riveting account (with an introduction by Tom Clancy) of a hell-and-high-water incident toward the Cold War's end, in which a missile-bearing Soviet submarine sank within a few hundred miles of North Carolina. Read full book review >
ECHOES OF THE MEKONG by Peter Huchthausen
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"An uplifting human story with a deservedly happy ending. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A small gem of a dual memoir in which a former US Navy riverboat commander and a young Vietnamese woman tell amazing, intersecting tales of war and peace. Read full book review >