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HMS Ulysses Alistair MacLean

HMS Ulysses By Alistair MacLean

HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean


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Summary

The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense - an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II.

HMS Ulysses Summary

HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean

The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense - an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II.

Constant patrols have pushed the crew of the HMS Ulysses beyond the limits of endurance. And now they must be put to sea again, to escort a vital supply convoy heading for Murmansk.

As they head deep into the frozen waters they are faced not only with the fierce arctic weather, but a swarm of airborne attacks, German ships, then the feared U-boats, all hellbent on destroying the convoy.

With each day threatening another sudden attack, and increasing hardships aboard the frozen ship, Ulysses suffers greater damage trying to protect the other vessels. And soon the journey becomes a tense and deadly game of cat and mouse between the crippled cruiser and her silent pursuers.

HMS Ulysses Reviews

'The most successful British novelist of his time'
Jack Higgins

'A brilliant, overwhelming piece of descriptive writing.'
Observer

'A story of exceptional courage which grips the imagination.'
Daily Telegraph

'It deserves an honourable place among 20th-century war books.'
Daily Mail

'HMS Ulysses is in the same class as The Cruel Sea.'
Evening Standard

About Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.

Additional information

GOR010718553
9780008337315
0008337314
HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2019-10-17
480
N/A
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