The Captain Author:Jan de Hartog In a novel of rare distinction, Jan de Hartog tells of a man's baptism by fire on the suicidal Murmansk convoys of World War II. To be "Master after God" of a mammoth rescue vessel was a job the young Captain neither wanted nor felt he could handle. But as Captain, he must stand up to the horrors of ocean war while suffering the anguish of a sud... more »den strange involvement with a woman he would rather forget.
Amidst a superbly exciting drama of war at sea this young man learns to question the meaning of courage, cowardice, conscience, and of war itself. In his struggle in his own soul, The Captain is every young man--and his war is every war.« less