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Biographies of Key Figures Related to H.M.S. Hood
Updated 20-Jun-2017

Listed here are key reference books pertaining to people involved with or related to Hood. If you know of something that should be listed here, please contact us.

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Title: The Admirals Hood
Publisher & Date: Hutchinson
Author: Dorothy Hood
ISBN: N/A
Comments: History of Hood family from 1724 to 1816. Out of print.

 


 

Churchill and the Admirals
Title: Churchill and the Admirals
Publisher & Date: Collins, 1977/William Morrow & Company
Author: Stephen Roskill
ISBN: 0688033644
Comments: Need inputs. Out of print.

 


 

Cowans War
Title: Cowan's War
Publisher & Date: Collins, 1964
Author: Geoffrey Bennet
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Examination in Cowan's role in post WWI Baltic State conflicts. Out of print.

 


 

Cunningham the Commander
Title: Cunningham the Commander
Publisher & Date: Batsford, 1974
Author: Captain S.W.C. Pack
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham. Out of print.

 


 

Cunningham of Hyndhope
Title:Cunningham of Hyndhope
Publisher & Date: John Murray, 1967
Author: Oliver Warner
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham. Out of print.

 


 

Fighting Admiral
Title: Fighting Admiral
Publisher & Date: Evans Brothers, 1961
Author: Donald MacIntyre
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Admiral Sir James Somerville. Out of print.

 


 

Fisher and Cunningham
Title: Fisher and Cunningham: A study in the Personalities of the Churchill Era
Publisher & Date:
Author: Richard Ollard 
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Need inputs. Out of print.

 


 

Fisher of Kilverstone
Title: Fisher of Kilverstone
Publisher & Date: Oxford, 1973
Author: Ruddock F. MacKay
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Admiral Sir Jackie Fisher...naval visionary and father of the battle cruiser. Out of print.

 


 

Gone a Long Journey
Title: Gone a Long Journey
Publisher & Date: Hillmead Publications, 2002
Author: Leonard C. Williams
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Leonard C. Williams, to include his service in Hood. An insightful look at a life spent in the service of the Crown. Available now (click on the cover image to learn more and for ordering information).

 


 

Invergordon Scapegoat
Title: Invergordon Scapegoat- The Betrayal of Admiral Tomkinson
Publisher & Date: Alan Sutton, 1993
Author: Alan Coles 
ISBN: 0750902337
Comments: Biography of Hood's first captain and later the man in charge of the fleet at Invergordon during the 1931 mutiny, Admiral Wilfred Tomkinson. Out of print.

 


 

The Man Around the Engine
Title: The Man Around the Engine
Publisher & Date: Kenneth Mason, 1990
Author: VADM Louis LeBailly
ISBN: 0859373541
Comments: Biography of Louis LeBailly, Engineering Officer in Hood in the 1930s. Out of print.

 


 

Roger Keyes
Title: Roger Keyes
Publisher & Date: Hogarth Press, 1951
Author: Cecil Aspinall-Oglander
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Hood's first Admiral, Sir Roger Keyes. Out of print.

 


 

A Sailors Odyssey
Title: A Sailor's Odyssey
Publisher & Date: Hutchinson, 1951
Author: Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Autobiography of Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham. Out of print.

 


 

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Title: The Sea Heritage
Publisher & Date: Museum Press, 1955
Author: Admiral Sir Frederic Dreyer
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Autobiography of gunnery legend Admiral Sir Frederic Dreyer. Out of print.

 


 

The Sky Was Always Blue
Title: The Sky was Always Blue
Publisher & Date: Methuen, 1951
Author: Admiral Sir William James
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Autobiography of Admiral Sir William James. Out of print.

 


 

Sound of the Guns

Title: Sound of the Guns: The Story of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan
Publisher & Date: Pen in Hand, 1949
Author: Captain Lionel Dawson
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Biography of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan. Out of print.

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