The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, "H.M.S. Ulysses" takes its place alongside "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Cruel Sea" as one of the classic novels of the navy, its men and its ships, at war. It is vintage MacLean -- and unforgettable.
"High-powered dramatics." San Francisco Chronicle
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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.Review:
‘A brilliant, overwhelming piece of descriptive writing.’
‘A story of exceptional courage which grips the imagination.’
‘It deserves an honourable place among 20th-century war books.’
‘HMS Ulysses is in the same class as The Cruel Sea.’
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Book Description Book Condition: good. 5 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00002433036-G
Book Description Collins., 1971. Book Condition: Good. Hard Cover. Book - Good. DJ - Good. Staining. Edge Wear. Bookseller Inventory # 1810858
Book Description Collins, UK, 1971. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. Reprint. Very good clean tight book - no marks/inscriptions. Jacket is very good unclipped with handling wear to back, light tanning to page block. Some edgewear to top of spine and front corners.This is a re-issue of the author's first book. It is the story of that most hazardous of all voyages in war - the perilous convoy to Russia through the northern seas. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Naval Historical. Bookseller Inventory # 005868