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Title:
The iron pirate
Author:
Reeman, Douglas, 1924-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Long Preston : Magna, 1988.

1988, ©1986
Physical Description:
427 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1986.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781850571346

9781850571353
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The crack German heavy cruiser Prinz Luitpold had always been lucky in battle. To the beleaguered army on the Baltic coast she was their one remaining symbol of hope. But it is the summer of 1944, and on every front the war is going badly for Germany. When the order comes to leave the Baltic to attack and destroy enemy shipping in the Atlantic, Kapitan zur See Dieter Hechler knows that once out in the vast killing ground it will only be a matter of time before the hunter becomes the hunted.


Summary

The crack German heavy cruiser Prinz Luitpold had always been lucky in battle. To the beleaguered army on the Baltic coast she was their one remaining symbol of hope. But it is the summer of 1944, and on every front the war is going badly for Germany. When the order comes to leave the Baltic to attack and destroy enemy shipping in the Atlantic, Kapitan zur See Dieter Hechler knows that once out in the vast killing ground it will only be a matter of time before the hunter becomes the hunted.


Author Notes

Douglas Reeman was born in 1924 in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. At the the beginning of World War II, he joined the Royal Navy age of 16. His naval experiences have been major influences on his works.

Reeman is regarded as the master of sea stories. In 1958, his first novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published. Under the pseudonym, Alexander Kent, he wrote over 20 novels including the best-selling Richard Bolitho novels. Under his real name, he has written over 30 novels including the Royal Marines Saga. His works as Kent and Reeman are published in 14 languages around the world.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Douglas Reeman was born in 1924 in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. At the the beginning of World War II, he joined the Royal Navy age of 16. His naval experiences have been major influences on his works.

Reeman is regarded as the master of sea stories. In 1958, his first novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published. Under the pseudonym, Alexander Kent, he wrote over 20 novels including the best-selling Richard Bolitho novels. Under his real name, he has written over 30 novels including the Royal Marines Saga. His works as Kent and Reeman are published in 14 languages around the world.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

Naval veteran Reeman (A Dive in the Sun, Audio Reviews, LJ 8/93) has created a World War II thriller about Prinz Luitpoldt, the crack German cruiser. It is late 1944, and Germany must cut the Allies' shipping lanes in order to survive. The Luitpoldt leaves the Baltic for the south Atlantic, where the hunter soon becomes the hunted. Kapitan Heckler must also deal with three mysterious boxes and a gorgeous female pilot. The crew's last shore leave is one of the work's most poignant passages. David Rintoul's splendid narration will keep the ears of naval aficionados, young and old, cocked to their tape players. For naval suspense fans.-James L. Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Naval veteran Reeman (A Dive in the Sun, Audio Reviews, LJ 8/93) has created a World War II thriller about Prinz Luitpoldt, the crack German cruiser. It is late 1944, and Germany must cut the Allies' shipping lanes in order to survive. The Luitpoldt leaves the Baltic for the south Atlantic, where the hunter soon becomes the hunted. Kapitan Heckler must also deal with three mysterious boxes and a gorgeous female pilot. The crew's last shore leave is one of the work's most poignant passages. David Rintoul's splendid narration will keep the ears of naval aficionados, young and old, cocked to their tape players. For naval suspense fans.-James L. Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.