The Boat Author:Lothar-Gunther Buchheim From Germany - where it provoked a storm of controversy - comes this truly extraordinary novel about men at war. The Boat is the story of a World War II U-Boat and her crew, told with stunning force by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim, who served on one, who saw the worst and who has remembered every detail with a blazing obsession. Of the 40,000 men abo... more »ard German submarines, 30,000 never returned.
Filled with unbearable urgency and excitement, this is more than a novel about war at sea, although it records the brutal details of death in battle. This is the fearful tale of men in mortal danger, a celebration of human endurance that, in its compassion, its beauty and its power, compare with All Quiet on the Western Front. Acclaimed - and damned - for its devastating candor about Germany's fighting men, this is a supreme novel about World War II by a man on the other side.« less