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Written in English
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/5(). In fiction form, this is the story of the Murmansk run — and of the attempt to get convoy, FF77, through, under the inadequate protection of a few cruisers, most of them outmod. The Ulysses had been a lucky ship, fast, equipped with radar, with a captain who was worshipped by his crew. But Captain Vallery and his officers and men had taken more than humans should be asked to take- and when. H.M.S. Ulysses. Reading H.M.S. Ulysses — as I recently did for the first time () — sharpens one's insight into Alistair MacLean. His earliest novel, written at a publisher's request after he'd won a short story competition the previous year (in ), H.M.S. Ulysses draws heavily on MacLean's experiences in the Royal Navy during World War II. Alastair MacLean is famous for his action plots and in many ways HMS Ulysses conforms to type. The book opens with a mutiny. The crew has had a bellyful of the Russian convoys: 4 hours sleep a day, hundreds of days at a stretch in 60 below weather, TB rife below decks, and nothing to eat but corned beef sandwiches/5(26).
The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at sinoppazari.com is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk – a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance, crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic. Jun 01, · MacLean's HMS Ulysses is a classic book of man against man but more importantly, man against the sea. Set in the brutal Murmansk Run, this book is an account of the men of a ship marked out from the rest of the Royal Navy by a resistance to discipline.5/5(5). Alistair MacLean's HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean. Publication date Usage Public Domain Mark Topics War, Thriller Language English. The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense, Alistair MacLean. An acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. HMS Ulysses was the highly acclaimed debut novel by the Scottish author, Alistair MacLean, based upon his experiences in the Royal Navy and the dangerous Arctic convoys of the Second World War. Yet the book very nearly didn't happen. A publisher had to persuade a reluctant MacLean to write it after he'd won a local short story competition. .
Get this from a library! H.M.S. Ulysses. [Alistair MacLean] -- British light cruiser on the sea road to Murmansk during the World War. 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 He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of twenty-nine worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed, including The 4/5(32). Author: Alistair Maclean. H.M.S. Ulysses. Title: H.M.S. Ulysses. Category: books. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know!Seller Rating: % positive. Get this from a library! H.M.S. Ulysses. [Alistair MacLean] -- All is not well aboard a British light cruiser guarding a convoy on the murderous sea route to Murmansk during World War II.