PADFIELD, Peter. British (born India), b. 1932. Genres: Novels, History, Military/Defense/Arms control, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Publications: HISTORY: The Titanic and The Californian, 1965; An Agony of Collisions, 1966; The Battleship Era, 1972, rev. ed. as Battleship, 2000; Guns at Sea, 1973; The Great Naval Race, 1974; Nelson's War, 1975, rev. ed., 2000; Tide of Empires, 2 vols., 1979-82; Rule Britannia: The Victorian and Edwardian Navy, 1981; Beneath the Houseflag of the P&O, 1982; Armada, 1988; War beneath the Sea: Submarine Conflict 1939-1945, 1995; Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind, 1999; Maritime Power and Freedom, 2003. NOVELS: The Lion's Claw, 1978; The Unquiet Gods, 1980; Gold Chains of Empire, 1982; Salt and Steel, 1986. BIOGRAPHY: Aim Straight, 1967; Broke and the Shannon, 1969; Donitz: The Last Fuhrer, 1983, rev. ed., 1993; Himmler: Reichsfuhrer-SS, 1990, rev. ed., 2001; Hess: Flight for the Fuhrer, 1991, as Hess: The Fuhrer's Disciple, 1993, rev. ed., 2001. OTHER: The Sea Is a Magic Carpet (autobiography), 1959.