The Good Shepherd [NOOK Book]

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"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd. "Commander George Krause, USN, skipper of the American destroyer Keeling, is a long jump from Forester's best known hero Horatio Hornblower. But Commander Krause for my book is exactly as good as Hornblower ever was."
The mission of the commander was to lead the protecting screen of four escort vessels convoying thirty-seven Allied merchantmen across the icy North Atlantic from America ...
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The Good Shepherd

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Overview

"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd. "Commander George Krause, USN, skipper of the American destroyer Keeling, is a long jump from Forester's best known hero Horatio Hornblower. But Commander Krause for my book is exactly as good as Hornblower ever was."
The mission of the commander was to lead the protecting screen of four escort vessels convoying thirty-seven Allied merchantmen across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. It was in the most critical days of WW II, when the German submarines had the upper hand and Allied shipping was suffering heavy losses.
The tense, concentrated action begins when Commander Krause is called to the bridge just after he has taken a much deserved shower. The wolf pack is forming and he has not time even to put on warm outer garments. For the next forty-eight hours he remains on the bridge.
Exhausted beyond measuare, he must make continuous and critical decisions as he leads his small fighting force against the relentless U-boats. Inevitably ships are sunk and men are drowned, but the enemy pays the price and the convoy pushes on to its objective.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013592728
  • Publisher: eNet Press Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 176,488
  • File size: 856 KB

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

    An exceptional study of command leadership and the challenges of personal character.

    C.S. Forester gives us an exceptional study of military command leadership in a critical wartime situation. He presents the reader with a career navy officer, not perfect, but nonetheless tremendously dedicated and capable, challenged not only to command his ship in the grave threat of submarine warfare in the WWII Atlantic, but also to escort and guide convoy vessels through the dangers of the submerged hunters. The book is full of excellent detail of destroyer combat operations, the tactics of anti-submarine warfare, and command leadership afloat. Quickly building to a thrilling pace and narrative, Forester's The Good Shepherd is hard to put down. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a well written thriller, and especially for those with an interest in military reading.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    Good book - great insight into North Atlantic convoys.

    A good yarn, though not Forester's best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Good

    A good book on World War II naval warfare.

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