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 map endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper by John Rose. Contents clean, mixed paper stock shows minor differences in colour, edges a little dusty, small chip to cloth at top of spine. Jacket mildly edgeworn and a touch darkened to spine, price-clipped. A near fine copy. 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 #52938
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