This is a list of nicknames of notable people, both current and historical.

This list does not include athletes, criminals, entertainers, monarchs, or U.S. Presidents, who are dealt with elsewhere.

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  • Robertson, Terence. The Golden Horseshoe: The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat Ace.
  • Keegan, John. In the Know. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2003.
  • Stanley, Roy M., II, Colonel, USAF. World War II Photo Intelligence. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981.
  • Brickhill, Paul. The Dam Busters. New York: Ballantine, 1955.
  • Barris, Ted. Behind the Glory. Toronto: Macmillan Canada, 1992.
  • Hastings, Max. Overlord. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984.
  • ________. Bomber Command. New York: Dial Press/James Wade, 1979.
  • Faltum, Andrew. The Essex Aircraft Carriers. Charleston, SC: The Nautical & Aviation Publication Company of America, 2000 (third edition)
  • Goldstein, Donald M., & Dillon, Katherine V., eds. The Pearl Harbor Papers. McLean, VA: Brassey's (US), 1993.
  • Middlebrook, Martin. Convoy. Markham, ON: Penguin Books, 1978 (reprints Allan Lane 1976 edition)
  • Saward, Dudley. "Bomber" Harris. London: Buchan & Enright, 1984.
  • Jones, Reginald V. Professor. Most Secret War. London: Coronet Books, 1979.
  • Price, Alfred, Dr. Aircraft versus the Submarine. London: William Kimber & Co., 1973.
  • Johnson, William E., Air Vice Marshal, RAF. The Story of Air Fighting. London: Hutchinson, 1985.
  • Dönitz, Karl, Grossadmiral, translated by Stevens, R. H., & Woodward, David. Memoir: Ten Years & Twenty Days. Cleveland: World Publishing Co, 1959 (reprint 1958 Anthenãum-Verlag, Zehn Jahre und Zwanzig Tage)
  • MacArthur, Douglas, General of the Army. Reminiscences. Crest Books/Fawcett, 1965 (reprints 1964 McGraw-Hill edition)
  • Alperovitz, Gar. Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb. New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1996.
  • Galland, Adolf, translated by Small, Mervyn. The First & the Last. London: Methuen & Co., 1970 (reprints Die Ersten und Die Letzen, Franz Schneekluth 1953 edition)
  • Winter, Denis. . First of the Few. London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 1982.
  • van der Vat, Dan. The Atlantic Campaign. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
  • ___________. The Pacific Campaign. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992.
  • Addington, Larry H., Prof. The Blitzkrieg Era & the German General Staff. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1971.
  • Young, Desmond, Brigadier. World Almanac Book of World War II. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.
  • Dupuy, Trevor N., Johnson, Curt, & Bongard, David L. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. New York: Castle Books/HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.
  • Edgerton, Robert. Warriors of the Rising Sun. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.
  • Ito, Masanoru *Young, Desmond, with Pineau, Roger, translated by Kuroda, Andrew, & Pineau, Roger. The End of the Imperial Japanese Navy. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1962 (translation of 1956 Japanese language Orion edition)
  • Stephan, John J. Hawaii under the Rising Sun. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1984.
  • Willmott, H. P., Empires in the Balance. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute Press, 1982.
  • ________. The Barrier and the Javelin. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute Press, 1983.
  • Hart, Sydney. Submarine Upholder. London: Oldbourne Book Co., 1960.
  • Mars, Alastair, RN. Unbroken. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1953.
  • Shenkman, Richard. Legends, Lies, & Cherished Myths of World History. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
  • Dean, Maurice, Sir. The RAF & Two World Wars. London: Cassell, 1979.
  • Cowley, Robert, ed. What If?. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1999 (tenth print)
  • Seaton, Albert, Colonel, British Army (rtd). The German Army 1939-45. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982.
  • Weigley, Russell F. Eisenhower's Lieutenants. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1981.
  • Carver, Michael, Field Marshal Sir. The War Lords. Boston: Little Brown, 1976.
  • Deighton, Len. Fighter. London: Triad Panther, 1979.
  • Lyall, Gavin, ed. The War in the Air. New York: Ballantine, 1972.
  • Hayashi, Saburo, & Coox, Alvin D. Kōgun. Quantico, WV: Marine Corps Association, 1959 (reprints Teiheiyo Senso Rikusen Gaishi, Tokyo, 1951)
  • Peattie, Mark R., & Evans, David C. Kaigun. Annapolis: United States Naval Institute Press, 1997.
  • Liddle, P. H. The Airman's War. Poole, Britain: Blandford, 1987.
  • Friedman, Norman. United States Destroyers. London: Arms & Armour Press, 1982.
  • ________. United States Aircraft Carriers. Annapolis: United States Naval Institute Press, 1983.
  • Smith, Stan. The Destroyermen. New York: Belmont Books, 1986.
  • Farago, Ladislas. The Tenth Fleet. New York: Paperback Library, 1972.
  • Schultz, Duane. Wake Island. New York: Playboy Press, 1979.
  • Humble, Richard. Japanese High Seas Fleet. London: Pan/Ballantine, 1973.
  • Macintyre, Donald, Captain, RN. The Encyclopedia of Sea Warfare. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1976.
  • Allen, H.R. "Dizzy", Wing Commander, RAF. Who Won the Battle of Britain?. London: Arthur Barker Ltd., 1974.
  • Von Der Porten, Edward P. The German Navy in World War II. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1969.
  • Gallery, Daniel V., Admiral, USN (rtd). U-505. New York: Paperback Library, 1968 (reprints Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea, 1956).
  • Beurling, George F., with Roberts, Leslie. Malta Spitfire. Toronto: Penguin, 2002 (reprints 1943 Farrar & Rinehart edition).
  • Tsuji, Masunobu, Colonel, IJA, translated by Lake, Margaret E. Singapore. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1961 (English edition of Shonan)
  • Preston, Anthony. Destroyers. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Bison/Prentice-Hall, 1977.
  • Holmes, Wilfrid J. "Jasper", USN. Double-Edged Secrets. New York: Berkley, 1981.
  • ______. Undersea Victory. New York: Doubleday, 1966.
  • Beach, Edward L. "Ned", Captain, USN (rtd). Submarine!. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1952 (reprinted 2003 by United States Naval Institute Press).
  • Blair, Clay, Jr. Silent Victory. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1975.
  • Ryan, Cornelius. A Bridge Too Far. London: Coronet Books, 1974.
  • Sklenar, Larry. To Hell With Honor. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
  • Barnett, Correlli. The Desert Generals. New York: Ballantine, 1960.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blair, Clay, Jr. (1975). Silent victory: the U.S. submarine war against Japan. Philadelphia: Lippincott. ISBN 9780397007530. OCLC 821363. 
  2. Erich Hartmann
  3. Alfred Schreiber
  4. Royot, Daniel (2007). Divided Loyalties in a Doomed Empire. University of Delaware Press, ISBN 978-0-87413-968-6, p. 138: "Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord was the essence of the metamorphic talent inherent in French aristocracy. The so-called Diable boiteux (lame devil), born in 1754 was not fit for armed service."
  5. Eisler, Benita (1999). Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame. Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 0-679-41299-9, chapter one (online at The New York Times), p. 13: "For Byron, his deformed foot became the crucial catastrophe of his life. He saw it as the mark of satanic connection, referring to himself as le diable boiteux, the lame devil."
  6. Blair, Silent Victory, page 673
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jonathan Stevenson, A Legacy of Insubordination, New York Times blog, May 17, 2011
  8. Prange, Gordon W.; Donald M Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon (1988). December 7, 1941 : the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 20. ISBN 9780070506824. OCLC 15793660. 
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