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Discover the gripping naval thriller behind the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks

C.S. Forester



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10 August 2020
America has just joined the war.

Greyhound, an international convoy of thirty-seven allied ships, is in operation.

Captain Krause must lead his first command of a US destroyer as the convoy ploughs through the icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas.

For forty-eight hours, Krause will play a desperate cat and mouse game against the wolf packs of German U-boats. His mission looks doomed to fail. But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, hope may just be on the horizon.

Originally published as The Good Shepherd and acclaimed as one of the best novels of the year upon publication in 1955, this is a riveting classic of naval warfare from the author of the legendary Hornblower series.
By:   C.S. Forester
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   245g
ISBN:   9781405949170
ISBN 10:   1405949171
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   10 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy. In the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.

Reviews for Greyhound: Discover the gripping naval thriller behind the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks

Action, tension, tingling suspense . . . The greatest adventure story to come out of World War II--Life Magazine The best book of its kind since The Cruel Sea--Evening Standard High and glittering excitement--New York Times Nothing more exciting has been launched since Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea--Guardian

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