“U-boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942,” by Ken Brown. The "Second Happy Time" was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America's east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler's marauding U-boats.
Ken Brown, author of "U-boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942” seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.
Ken Brown has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the east coast of the United States for more than three years. He has published several articles in World at War magazine.