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The Boat
The Boat
Author: Lothar-Gunther Buchheim
ISBN-13: 9780440200635
ISBN-10: 0440200636
Publication Date: 2/1/1988
Pages: 563
Rating:
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4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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English translation from the German. Covers German U-boats; very thorough...
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A more familiar title may be Das Boot.

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The thrilling wartime novel that inspired Wolfgang Petersen's Academy Award-nominated, blockbuster film! Written by an actual survivor of Germany's U-boat fleet, Das Boot is one of the most exciting stories of naval warfare ever published, a tale filled with almost unbearable tension and suspense. In autumn 1941, a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they brave the ocean's stormy waters and seek out British supply ships to destroy. But their targets travel in well-guarded convoys. When contact finally occurs, the hunter quickly becomes the hunted, and a cat-and-mouse game begins as the U-boat hides deep beneath the surface of the sea. Soon, claustrophobia becomes an enemy almost as frightening as the depth charges exploding around them. The release of this supremely gripping, merciless intense story commemorates the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.