H M S Ulysses by Alistair MacLean

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HMS ULYSSES was a escort ship her story is a tale of great courage of the men of the Merchant Navy of conditions at sea which meant certain death for so many brave sea /5().

HMS Ulysses was Alister MacLean's first novel, later he would be famous for such tales as Where Eagles Dare, The Guns of Navarone, and various others, but anyhow before all that after a stint in the Royal Navy during the war he became a school teacher and was labouring away at that trade when he entered a short story writing competition with the then very considerable prize of One hundred pounds/5.

The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of twenty-nine worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed, including The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, Fear Is the Key and 4/5(32).

His earliest novel, written at a publisher's request after he'd won a short story competition the previous year (in ), H.M.S. Ulysses draws heavily on MacLean's experiences in the Royal Navy during World War II. It traces the ill-starred voyage of a group of British warships escorting a shipment of tanks, ammunition, and oil along the Arctic route from the U.S.

to Russia. This has been a favourite book of mine since I first read it in the early 's. It is a thumping good novel that harrowingly depicts the horror and terror suffered by those very brave sailors on the Russian relief convoys in the freezing sub-Arctic waters during the Second World War.5/5(2).

Ulysses, novel by Irish writer James Joyce, first published in book form in The stylistically dense and exhilarating novel is generally regarded as a masterpiece and is constructed as H M S Ulysses book parallel to Homer’s Odyssey.

All the action takes place in and around Dublin on a single day (J ). MacLean's HMS Ulysses is a classic book of man against man but more importantly, man against the sea. Set in the brutal Murmansk Run, this book is an account of the men of a ship marked out from the rest of the Royal Navy by a resistance to discipline/5().

One Book Called Ulysses, U.S. District Judge John M. Woolsey ruled that the book was not pornographic and therefore could not be obscene, a decision that was called "epoch-making" by Stuart Gilbert.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling in [67]Author: James Joyce. The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense, Alistair MacLean.

An acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. The story of H M S Ulysses book who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one.

H.M.S. Ulysses Author MACLEAN, Alistair Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Near Fine Jacket condition Near Fine Quantity available 1 Edition First Edition.

Binding Hardcover Publisher Collins & The Book Society Place of Publication London Date published Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tallBook Edition: First Edition.

Shipping costs are based on books weighing LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. About the Seller. ALISTAIR MACLEAN Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands.

Inat the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk – a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance, crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.

HMS Ulysses was the highly acclaimed debut novel by the Scottish author, Alistair MacLean, based upon his experiences in the Royal Navy and the dangerous Arctic convoys of the Second World War. Yet the book very nearly didn’t happen. I think this is Alistair MacLean' s most important book.

All the subsequent ones are too much of an adventure. Mr MacLean has elevated the HMS Ulysses and its compliment to a high literary status. War is an abuse of humanity and nowhere in the book is there any gung- ho digression.

Yes, the characters and events may be a bit busier than in real /5(). Where Eagles Dare; H. Ulysses; Ice Station Zebra; When Eight Bells Toll; Guns Of Navarone book.

Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community f /5. H.M.S. Ulysses by Alistair MacLean,Fawcett edition,Pages: Book Description The Companion Book Club, Hardcover. Condition: Good. photo of actual book. all pages clean no marks no dedications. inside of back cover diagrammatic drawing of H M S Ulysses.

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Maclean wrote. He went on to write many adventure stories that were popular and quite good but have what I call "very little meat on their bones". H.M.S. Ulysses is a WWII tragedy that I think the Greeks would have appreciated and has some scenes in it that I have remembered and mentally wept over for many 5/5(1).

Alastair MacLean is famous for his action plots and in many ways HMS Ulysses conforms to type. The book opens with a mutiny. The crew has had a bellyful of the Russian convoys: 4 hours sleep a day, hundreds of days at a stretch in 60 below weather, TB rife below decks, and nothing to eat but corned beef sandwiches/5(26).

It’s a story that will make you sad, but it’s worth knowing, because what you read is actually what happened or used to happen in the convoys in the war. In case you doubt that, please note that the author himself served during the war on HMS Royalist, a ship of the same class as Ulysses.

The H.M.S. Ulysses was not in any way responsible for the "Tirpitz's" downfall. The fundamental reason for this is that the H.M.S. Ulysses never existed.

This is a novel that is based around facts. It is a very depressing book. Almost the entire convoy (around 36 ships) is destroyed, including the Ulysses.

Published by Collins 14 St. James's Place, London First EditionFirst edition hard back binding in publisher's original raspberry covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, end paper maps and drawing of H.M.S.

Ulysses. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. The perilous convoy to Russia through the Northern seas. Author's first novel. ‘A straw?’ Tyndall was acid. ‘Hundreds of straws. More like a bloody great cornstack Find out who was outside my door last night?’ During the middle watch, Tyndall had heard an unusual scraping noise outside the wardroom entry to his day cabin, had gone to investigate himself: in his hurry to reach the door, he’d knocked a chair over, and seconds later he had heard a clatter 4/5(32).

MacLean's HMS Ulysses is a classic book of man against man but more importantly, man against the sea. Set in the brutal Murmansk Run, this book is an account of the men of a ship marked out from the rest of the Royal Navy by a resistance to discipline. The crew is rebelling against mindless authority but is still ready to do its duty - along 5/5(5).

H.M.S. Ulysses Author MacLean, Alistair Format/binding Hardback Book condition Used - Edition 1st Edition Binding Hardcover Publisher Collins Place of Publication London Date published Bookseller catalogs General Fiction;Book Edition: 1st Edition.

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HMS Ulysses was the debut novel by Scottish author Alistair ally published init was also released by Fontana Books in MacLean's experiences in the Royal Navy during World War II provided the background and the Arctic convoys to Murmansk provided the basis for the story, which was written at a publisher's request after he'd won a short story competition the previous year.

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Ulysses by Alistair MacLean starting at $ H.M.S. Ulysses has 4 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1). HMS Ulysses (from HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean, based on a fictional Dido-class cruiser) HMS Viking and HMS Vectra are two escorts of the 14th Aircraft Carrier Squadron in Alistair MacLean's novel HMS Ulysses; HMS Vagabond is a fictional V and W-class destroyer in the novel The Fighting Spirit by Charles Gidley (Wheeler) HMS Viperous, a.

In fiction form, this is the story of the Murmansk run &#; and of the attempt to get convoy, FF77, through, under the inadequate protection of a few cruisers, most of them outmod. The Ulysses had been a lucky ship, fast, equipped with radar, with a captain who was worshipped by his crew.

But Captain Vallery and his officers and men had taken more than humans should be asked to take- and. The book that launched the career of one of the world's most popular thriller writers of all time, HMS Ulysses tells the story of enlisted men who rose to great heroism in savage conditions.

Alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea, HMS Ulysses is one of the classic novels of the navy at war and a gripping survival tale.

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