The Cruel Sea

The Cruel Sea

Book - 1951
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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World War II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desperate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats. First published to great acclaim in 1951, THE CRUEL SEA remains a classic novel of endurance and daring.
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1951
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781580800464
Branch Call Number: F Mon


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Jul 04, 2016

The cruel sea is nothing less than a classic. Through the prism of war the author portraits universal characters with wisdom, sympathy and love, while at the same time regaling us with English wit at its finest, understated, subtle and full of common sense. This book brought me to tears more times than I wish to confess. As with the previous commentator, I felt a loss when the book was over.

Apr 18, 2013

A book of subtle and overt emotional impact. I wished it would not end, the joy of reading it being so great.


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