The Wolf: The Mystery Raider That Terrorized The Seas During World War I

The Wolf: The Mystery Raider That Terrorized The Seas During World War I

by Richard Guilliatt, Peter Hohnen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416576112
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 658,463
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 5.64(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Richard Guilliatt has been a journalist for 30 years and is the author of the book, Talk Of The Devil – Repressed Memory and the Ritual Abuse Witch-Hunt (Text Publishing, Australia, 1996). Born in the UK, he was a feature writer at The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to New York in 1986 to work as a freelance writer. His work has appeared in many leading newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He is currently a staff writer at the Weekend Australian Magazine in Sydney. In 2000 he won Australia’s highest award for magazine feature writing, the Walkley Award.

Peter Hohnen studied history and law at the Australian National University and was a partner in a prominent Canberra law firm for twenty years. A commander in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve for two decades, he was posted to Cambridge University in 1999 to study the law of the sea and the laws of armed conflict as a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. On his return to Australia he was awarded a Masters Degree in Law from ANU in 2002. He has been an independent legal consultant to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and has made several contributions to the Australian Dictionary of Biography. His great-uncle, Alexander Ross Ainsworth, was chief engineer aboard the steamship Matunga when it was captured by SMS Wolf in August 1917.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I

1 The Black Raider 3

2 Suicide Ships 19

3 Wartime Secrets 52

4 Edge of the World 70

Part II

5 Juanita's War 97

6 The Enemy Within 121

7 Message in a Bottle 143

8 Scandal and Mutiny 161

Part III

9 A Speck on the Ocean 191

10 End Run 217

11 Stranded 245

12 Honor and Defeat 267

Epilogue 293


I The Wolfs Specifications 303

II List of Ships Sunk and Mined by the Wolf 305

III List of the Wolfs Crew 309

IV List of the Wolfs Prisoners 321

Acknowledgments 327

Notes 333

Bibliography 359

Index 365

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