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A Classic WWII Novel
on June 15, 2017
A fine military classic. It's a long book, but describes military life on a naval vessel in true form.
What do you do when your captain is incapable of leading during a time of war. The crew of the Caine must make a fateful decision or risk being destroyed by their very own captain rather than the enemy or bad weather. They make a drastic step which borders the line of mutiny. Wouk describes how making a choice like this can ruin careers of the accusers as well as the accused, which is why some may be unwilling to take this necessary step. Written with WWII in the background, it's a good steady read about life and challenges in WWII. The author's descriptions of life on a ship are compelling, and you get the feel of being there. It's a classic that the movie follows well. It's a must read for WWII readers.