Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta, 1942

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Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.55
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062980151

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About the Author

Max Hastings is the author of twenty-eight books, most about conflict, and between 1986 and 2002 served as editor in chief of the Daily Telegraph, then as editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes, for both his journalism and his books, the most recent of which are the bestsellers Vietnam, The Secret War, Catastrophe, and All Hell Let Loose. Knighted in 2002, Hastings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of King's College London, and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He has two grown children, Charlotte and Harry, and lives with his wife, Penny, in West Berkshire, where they garden enthusiastically.

Reviews

Vividly chronicling the sinking of the aircraft carrier Eagle, Hastings initiates 250 pages of gripping fireworks and insights that continue well past Aug. 15, when five battered merchantmen limped into Malta's harbor. Real-world war is sloppier than the Hollywood version, even more so under the author's gimlet eye....Another enthralling Hastings must-read.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Military historian Hastings...delivers a sterling account of the August 1942 mission to bring food, oil, and other supplies to the besieged island of Malta.... Buoyed by prodigious research and vivid prose, this is a brilliant illumination of one of WWII's most dramatic episodes."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hastings, author of best sellers such as All Hell Let Loose and The Secret War, recalls an event that is often overlooked in World War II history: the four-day battle over a convoy relief mission that brought aviation fuel to besieged British forces in Malta. . . . the prolific Hastings weaves Allied and Axis participants' remembered accounts (which he acknowledges are often contradictory or embellished) and official archival documents into a free-flowing narrative. . . . Hastings should please his current fans and attract new devotees with this lucidly limned account, suitable for general readers and specialists alike."--Frederick J. Augustyn Jr., Lib. of Congress, Washington, DC