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This review is from: Unbroken: The Story of a Submarine (Pen & Sword Military Classics) (Paperback)
Alastair Mars was not just a very successful submarine commander but a naturally talented writer, which makes "Unbroken" a wonderful book for anyone who has never read any naval history in their life and a must for all who have. His style is economical, fast-paced and engaging, through the dramatic to the the moving and the funny - and the operational detail and technical jargon never gets in the way of the narrative. Something of a maverick, he used his initiative to spectacular effect during Operation Pedestal, and his leadership comes through in the unity and efficiency of the crew in whatever situations they find themselves. You close the book with the illusion of having shared a few patrols in Unbroken, and my only criticism of the book is one that I would level at all my favourite reads: I wish it could have gone on for longer.
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Initial post: 1 Feb 2011 02:28:21 GMT
Manly Reading says:
I just wanted to say that I loved your anthology Submarine, and that it is intriguing to see behind the scenes a little by your review of Unbroken. Having seen those submarine pens in Malta - well, Manoel Island anyway - I am minded to pick this up and have a read.
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