London: Collins, 1955. [Nautical thriller] FIRST EDITION. Author's first book. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.320. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, illustrated cartographic endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper by John Rose. Contents clean, discreet name to flyleaf (masked by map), jacket with a few small chips and tears, rear panel a little spotted. Very good indeed. 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 war. It 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. Item #56845
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