Having read and watched various accounts of WWII over the years I had never heard about this particular venture. It is flat amazing what our navy and merchant marine did to preserve our freedom. Story is well paced and well written.
I am a history lover & an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, Nurse Corps. Listening to this book, I was so enthralled I had to go find the paperback version to see the map, photos, read along. What an amazing, little known story! The commitment of these men, the perserverance of the Maltese, the fearsome obstacles to reach the island are sobering & awesome. There is also a website (Google for it) that shows more photos. Thanks to the author for capturing this powerful story from our history & telling it with such verve & eye for detail!
I found the book very enlightening. The ordeal was alive as you listened and the importance of the convoy is so clear to the reader.
Not every WWII story is interesting but this one goes beyond dull. The book is billed as gripping-I did let go of the grip on my steering wheel to turn this tedious book off.
Sam Moses is the author of the acclaimed race-driving memoir, "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots," and a former senior writer for "Sports Illustrated," He began writing as a U.S. Navy Seaman on a heavy cruiser in action off Vietnam. He lives with his two sons in White Salmon, Washington.
"From the Hardcover edition."