Friday, March 28, 2008

H.M.S. Ulysses: A Novel of War in the North Atlantic by Alistair MacLean

This story of a light cruiser and her last six days on the Murmansk run is one of the finest novels of action in the North Atlantic ever written.

She was a young ship in 1942, fully equipped with radar and unbelievably fast, but she had grown old in the Russian convoys and on the Arctic patrols. She had been a lucky ship, but her crew, on the last run above the Circle, had been driven beyond human endurance. This is the story of the men - the brave, the weak and the unhappy men - who made up that crew.

It starts with a mutiny, continues with a hurricane, concludes with attacks on the Anglo-American convoy of which the Ulysses was a part by submarine wolf packs, dive bombers, and German cruisers.

On every page of this compelling and thrilling book the story of the men of the Ulysses who rose through suffering to heroism - and then to something even greater - is told in unforgettable terms. - Book Jacket

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