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Winton, John 1931-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 395 publications in 4 languages and 8,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Naval history  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Anecdotes  Dictionaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D767, 940.5426
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Winton
Sir Walter Ralegh by John Winton( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in the Pacific : Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay by John Winton( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story in detail of the naval war in the Pacific including the ships, submarines, aircraft, naval tactics and equipment
The forgotten fleet; the British Navy in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by John Winton( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air power at sea, 1939-45 by John Winton( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver luftoperationer hovedsagelig fra hangarskibe under 2. verdenskrig
Ultra in the Pacific : how breaking Japanese codes & cyphers affected naval operations against Japan 1941-45 by John Winton( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultra, the name given to information gained from the deciphering of messages passed by the enemy in code during the Second World War, was certainly an invaluable asset to the Allies; but its application gave rise to other problems. If the information gained was used too freely, the enemy would soon suspect that their radio traffic was being intercepted and read, and would take the necessary counter-measures. Fortunately for the Americans in the Pacific, the Japanese sincerely believed that it was not possible for Westerners to learn their language. Lulled by this misapprehension into a false sense of security, they could only ascribe to luck or coincidence the remarkable frequency with which the Americans intercepted their plans. The war in the Pacific has had many chroniclers but the secret of Ultra remained guarded for many years and only recently has it become possible to assess in detail the effect it has on the campaign. John Winton's expert analysis of the records now available are here combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of the naval history of the Second World War to tell, for the first time, what exactly the Allies did learn from Ultra in the Pacific War and to what use that knowledge was put. The result is a fascinating story told with the zest and pace one might expect from an author who is both a highly respected historian and a first-class novelist. His long-overdue tribute to Joe Rochefort, whose contribution to the successful outcome of the War in the Pacific is hard to overemphasize, is particularly welcome
HMS Leviathan by John Winton( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aircraft carrier Leviathan is the biggest, most powerful vessel the British Navy has ever commissioned, whose weaponry even includes a nuclear warhead, but technical problems and dissent among the crew have threatened to turn her into a floating battleground. Commander Bob Markready is the cool disciplinarian who takes over the running of the jinxed ship and vows to whip her into shape. Before long, Leviathan is ordered to spearhead an urgent patrol that takes her deep into freezing Atlantic waters, where the warring factions on board begin a fierce and perilous battle for supremacy
Convoy : the defence of sea trade, 1890-1990 by John Winton( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Som titlen udsiger, indeholder bogen en historisk gennemgang af konvojtjenesten i nævnte periode med et naturligt og særligt henblik på de to verdenskrige, i hvilke især ubådskrigen udgjorde den største fare for de transatlantiske transporter
The war at sea : the British Navy in World War II by John Winton( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fighting Téméraire by John Winton( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air power at sea : 1945 to today by John Winton( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen beskriver de luftoperationer, primært fra hangarskibe, som har fundet sted i mange konflikter siden afslutningen af 2. verdenskrig
The death of the Scharnhorst by John Winton( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurrah for the life of a sailor! : life on the lower-deck of the Victorian Navy by John Winton( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 19th century the Royal Navy underwent many changes- the most important of which were the substitution of steam for sail and the improving of the lot of the sailor himself. The author, a retired lieutenant commander, has recaptured the flavour of life on the lower deck in the 19th century, and traces the rise in the sailor's status
ULTRA at sea : how breaking the Nazi code affected Allied naval strategy during World War II by John Winton( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jellicoe by John Winton( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war at sea, 1939-1945; an anthology of personal experience by John Winton( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der er her tale om en antologi baseret på personlige beretninger, skrevet så tidligt som i 1967 med et forord af Lord Louis Mountbatten. Udvalget af beretninger dækker de berømte kampagner og slag under hele krigen, dog udelukkende set fra en engelsk synsvinkel
Cunningham by John Winton( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cunningham 'ABC', was the Royal Navy's greatest sea captain since Nelson. This biography draws on all possible sources, including intelligence files not available to earlier writers
A drowning war by John Winton( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The submariners : life in British submarines 1901-1999 : an anthology of personal experience( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sink the Haguro! : the last destroyer action of the Second World War by John Winton( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report by John Winton( Book )

5 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Pratt

John Winton British navy officer and writer

Pratt, John

Winton, John

Winton, John pseud

ウィントン, ジョン

Languages
English (188)

Swedish (3)

Danish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The war at sea, 1939-1945; an anthology of personal experienceCunninghamThe submariners : life in British submarines 1901-1999 : an anthology of personal experience