The Good Shepherd - C. S. Forester

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By C. S. Forester

  • Release Date: 2012-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 114 Ratings


Free Download The Good Shepherd Ebook. "C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd. "Commander George Krause, USN, skipper of the American destroyer Keeling, is a long jump from Forester's best known hero Horatio Hornblower. But Commander Krause for my book is exactly as good as Hornblower ever was."
The mission of the commander was to lead the protecting screen of four escort vessels convoying thirty-seven Allied merchantmen across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. It was in the most critical days of WW II, when the German submarines had the upper hand and Allied shipping was suffering heavy losses.
The tense, concentrated action begins when Commander Krause is called to the bridge just after he has taken a much deserved shower. The wolf pack is forming and he has not time even to put on warm outer garments. For the next forty-eight hours he remains on the bridge.
Exhausted beyond measure, he must make continuous and critical decisions as he leads his small fighting force against the relentless U-boats. Inevitably ships are sunk and men are drowned, but the enemy pays the price and the convoy pushes on to its objective.


  • Study before reading

    By GideonKnows
    You’ll need to know boating terms (astern, port,etc), longitude/latitude and military abbreviations.
  • Can’t wait for the movie

    By moores1134
    I can see Tom Hanks blasting through this combat soaked yarn. Cold,determined, and resolved to see it through.
  • The Good Shepard is a great read by an exceptional author

    By SteveinMaryland
    I read the Hornblower series books he wrote years ago and The Good Shepard is on a par with those classics. Captain Krause is a good man doing a great job shepherding a merchant convoy across the North Atlantic during the height of WW II. His skill is exceptional, his job is critical, and the tasks he must do and the decisions he makes are life and death for him and others. All the while he, like Hornblower, questions every decision. He is everything a naval captain should be, and you get to share his every thought through the last few hours of the convoy passage.
  • Riveting

    By calabashboom
    Extraordinary detail makes one feel as if he or she was a junior officer on the bridge of a fighting ship.