Alistair MacLean's War
How the Royal Navy Shaped his Bestsellers
Imprint: Pen and Sword Maritime
208 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 22 black and white illustrations
- May 2022
- In Stock
His wartime experiences coupled with exceptional literary skill resulted in the runaway success of his first novel HMS Ulysses (1955) followed by The Guns of Navarone (1957) and South by Java Head (1958). These three blockbusters cemented his position as one of the most successful and highly paid authors of the era.
While not a whole life biography, Mark Simmon’s book provides a fascinating insight into Maclean’s war service and subsequent works, which deserve enduring popularity.