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    DescriptionIt is autumn 1941 and a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they must brave the stormy waters of the Atlantic in their mission to seek out and destroy British supply ships. But the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans in the war for the North Atlantic. Their targets now travel in convoys, fiercely guarded by Royal Navy destroyers, and when contact is finally made the hunters rapidly become the hunted. As the U-boat is forced to hide beneath the surface of the sea a cat-and-mouse game begins, where the increasing claustrophobia of the submarine becomes an enemy just as frightening as the depth charges that explode around it. Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned. Written by a survivor of the U-boat fleet, DAS BOOT is a psychological drama merciless in its intensity, and a classic novel of the Second World War.


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    Title
    Das Boot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lothar-Günther Buchheim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 424 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780304352319
    ISBN 10: 0304352314
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FJMS
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 833.914
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Ingram Subject Code: FD
    Libri: I-FD
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 833/.914
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT2662.U3134 B613 1999
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PT2662.U31
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Cassell Military
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lothar-Gunther Buchheim was born in 1918 and grew up in Saxony. When the war broke out he joined the navy and served on mine-sweepers, destroyers and submarines, on the last as an official navy correspondent.
    Review text
    When well-known novels are made into films, we often hear the lament, 'it isn't as good as the book'. But it's refreshing to come across an original book on which a highly respected movie was based and find that both share the same level of accomplishment. Buchheim's remarkable U-boat narrative has all the clammy tension of Wolfgang Pedersen's acclaimed film. Written by a survivor of the U-boat fleet, this story of World War II delivers a powerful punch as its drama of men in battle in the north Atlantic unfolds. (Kirkus UK)