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The Cruiser
Warren Tute
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The Cruiser

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published June 12th 1981 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 1956)
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Adam Roberts
I read this because of a one line reference in an essay by Christopher Hitchens titled “On Not Knowing the Half of It”. Warren Tute was apparently a naval comrade of his father. The author makes a throw away remark a bout a Jewish character carrying his pocket Marx. On the strength of that I bought the book second hand from AbeBooks. The 1970’s yellowed Pan copy I received was more than enough to trigger warm memories of half forgotten paperback from my home as a child.

The book was formulaic bu
Mike Grady
A great book by Warren Tute detailing the short life of the HMS Antigone, a fictional Leander Class Cruiser in the Royal Navy from the late 1930's into World War II. The stroy is told from the perspective of several different crew members of the ship and is a moderately paced read.

Recommended for those interested in Naval Operations, The Royal Navy or World War II in general.
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Warren Tute was born in County Durham in 1914. He entered the Navy in 1932, retiring in 1946, a career which included service on Earl Mountbatten's staff and a part in North African, Sicilian, and Normandy landings. After the war he was under contract to the late Ted Kavanagh of ITMA fame, writing for radio and television.

Over 30 of his works have been published. World sales of his books were well
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