The Good Shepherd

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Commander Krause’s WW2 mission is to lead four escort vessels convoying 37 Allied merchantmen across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. Called to the bridge, he remains there for 48 hours until he has to make decisions.

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THE GRIPPING NAVAL THRILLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING TOM HANKS
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1942. America enters the war and an untested officer receives his first wartime command . . .

Ploughing through icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas is a convoy of thirty-seven merchant ships, carrying vital Allied supplies.

In charge is Commander Krause, a grizzled but unproven veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Over the next forty-eight hours he will stay on watch aboard the bridge of his destroyer as the convoy is hounded by a murderous wolf pack of German U-boats determined to sink every ship without trace.

But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, Commander Krause will battle the U-boats, tiredness, self-doubt and self-reproach, as he desperately tries to protect the ships and lives under his command . . .

This classic wartime novel is a thrillingly taut tale of bravery and determination against all odds, set during the darkest moments of the Second World War.
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Praise for C. S. Forester

‘Action, tension, tingling suspense . . . The greatest adventure story to come out of World War II’ Life Magazine

‘I recommend Forester to every literate I know’ Ernest Hemingway

‘I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining’ Sir Winston Churchill

Additional information

Weight 0.245 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

345

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K