The Last Eagle

The Last Eagle

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by Michael Wenberg
     
 

Forced into a neutral Estonian port for repairs during the chaos of the opening days of World War II, the Polish submarine, the "Eagle" and her crew are betrayed by their captain and captured by Nazi sympathizers. The crew, however, isn’t content to sit out the war. With help from unexpected sources—a naval attaché with the British Embassy and a

Overview

Forced into a neutral Estonian port for repairs during the chaos of the opening days of World War II, the Polish submarine, the "Eagle" and her crew are betrayed by their captain and captured by Nazi sympathizers. The crew, however, isn’t content to sit out the war. With help from unexpected sources—a naval attaché with the British Embassy and a courageous American reporter and her photographer sidekick—they overcome their captors, regain control of the "Eagle," and escape. The German’s are convinced the "Eagle's" crew has no stomach for a fight and will seek refuge in Sweden. But the Poles have something else in mind—join up with the British Fleet and continue fighting against their homeland's Nazi conquerors. They face stiff odds. The "Eagle" has little food and water, few torpedoes, and no sea charts. And before she can rendezvous with the British somewhere in the North Sea, she must traverse the Baltic, which has become little more than a Nazi-controlled lake.
This story is inspired by the exploits of the Polish submarine, "Orzel," during the early weeks of World War II.

Winston Churchill called her escape from the Nazis “an epic.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011335228
Publisher:
Michael Wenberg
Publication date:
06/10/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
190,444
File size:
418 KB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL WENBERG is the author of the ebook, "The Last Eagle," a World War II adventure story, as well as ten ebooks for children, "Henri the Clown," "Stinky Dog," "The Tiger Wind," "The Boy Who Hated Flowers," "Captain Lewis's Dog," "Dognapped," "Oops," "Melba's Slide Trombone," "Tubby the Forgotten Tugboat", two young adult novels, "Stringz" (2010, Westside Books) and "Seattle Blues" (2009, Westside Books), and the picture book, "Elizabeth's Song" (2002, Beyond Words Publishing). "Stringz" and "Seattle Blues" are Flamingnet Top Choice Award winners. "Stringz" was selected to the Pennsylvania School Librarian's Top 40 List for 2010. "Seattle Blues" was picked a best book of the year by the Bank Street School of Education in 2009. A highly regarded speaker in schools, Wenberg uses his trombone-playing to introduce children to his stories, reading, writing, and music. Wenberg lives with his wife, Sandy, an architectural color consultant, and his teenage son, Lucas, in Kingston, Washington, a small village on Washington state's Puget Sound. Wenberg has attended Seattle Pacific University and Eastern Washington University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Gonzaga University. When he’s not writing, spending time with his family, or playing his trombone, you can find him backpacking, mountain biking, or snow skiing, depending on the season.

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The Last Eagle 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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DelonHF More than 1 year ago
Keeps you turning pages. Action and adventure filled.
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Entertaining read for sure. Amateurish product, almost embarrassing.
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Ordananceman More than 1 year ago
A good historical fiction read. The introduction of the two non-combatants to the mix was a nice twist. Many narrow escapes drives the story. Well done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good book hope to read more of his books
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Katy_T More than 1 year ago
The first few chapters seem to take a while to get the story going but I am about halfway threw the book now and I am enjoying the story now. The historical fiction is a fun read.
benrp More than 1 year ago
A good look at World war two submariners. I was surprised when I read that this fiction book was based off a true story of a Polish warship.
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GreassedShadow More than 1 year ago
The book was captivating. Worth as much as any Best Seller!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and action packed. Must read for WWII buffs