The Sinking of the Bismarck: The Deadly Hunt (World Landmark Books #51)
The Deadly Hunt follows several groups of British ships as they chase down German Battleship Bismarck, the most powerful ship of World War II. Although I am typically less emotionally engaged in nonfiction reads, I really found that not...more
Nothing beats a good old WWII nonfiction book in my opinion. Easily one of the most interesting naval stories of WWII, the hunt for the Bismark truly turned the tides of the war. There are so many facts in this book, all of which are relevant and accurate, but the author presents it in such a way that I find fascinating. Being a 13 year old, its not easy for me to describe a nonfiction book as such; most are either pure facts or are kindergarten level. It's always nice to find a book you can re...more
The setting of the story is a German battleship fighting in world war 2.The protagonist Admiral Guenther Luetjens and crew in the Bismarck. Admiral luetjens like how his Bismarck in battle. Luetjens got lost a couple of times and being at...more
I had no idea how much was at stake and how close the Germans came to changing the whole complexion of the war,if the Bismarck would have escaped. It most likely would have broken the back of British navy and created a huge shift of momentum to the Nazi's.
Shirer first became famous through his account of those years in his Berlin Diary (published in 1941), but his greatest achievement was his 1960 book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, originally published by Simon...more