The Shipby C. S. Forester
"The book is an excellent description of a fighting ship and of the complex mechanism,
The ship is the British light cruiser Artemis, the time is half way through WW II, the location is the Mediterranean, where the Artemis is enroute to Malta. An uneventful afternoon turns into a lethal night action when a major strike force of the Italian fleet moves in to attack.
"The book is an excellent description of a fighting ship and of the complex mechanism, trained manpower and careful organization necessary in combat. The graphically detailed account leads to a dramatic climax." (Booklist)
- Simon Publications
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.70(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.73(d)
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I have been a big fan of C.S.Forster's Horatio Hornblower series. The Ship is a different take on war at sea. The character development was interesting. It was unfortunate, yet realistic that so many of them were killed. Excellent book and I recommend it to any one interested in history of WWII. Stories like this make history more personal.
C. S. Forester had a mind like a multifaceted diamond and here is one of the best books I have ever read that shows he understood all the aspects of warfare and how the people who fought in them lived and thought. And his mechanical and design knowledge of ships be it from the wooden ships of the Hornblower series or as set in WWII's steel ships he makes you feel like you are in the very situation you are reading about. Great Read!!!!