The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

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The Good Shepherd is currently being adapted into a major motion picture, Greyhound, scripted by and starring Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider, and produced by Gary Goetzman.
A convoy of thirty-seven merchant ships is ploughing through icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas during the most critical days of World War II, when the German submarines had the upper hand and Allied shipping was suffering heavy losses. In charge is Commander George Krause, an untested veteran of the U.S. Navy. Hounded by a wolf pack of German U-boats, he faces 48 hours of desperate peril trapped the bridge of the ship. Exhausted beyond measure, he must make countless and terrible decisions as he leads his small fighting force against the relentless U-boats.

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    The Good Shepherd Reviews

  • Daniel Villines

    As a young recruit in the US Navy, one of the more important doctrines drilled into my mind was that authority could be delegated, but responsibility never departs from the person in command. Should y...

  • Jean

    C. S. Forester was the pen name of English novelist Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (1899-1966). He wrote one of my favorite books/movies “The African Queen”. “The Greyhound” also published under ...

  • Joy D

    “Not only quickness of thought was necessary for the execution, but resolution, determination. It was necessary to make up one’s mind and carry the plan through, to balance risk against gain and t...

  • Ian

    *Updated. Corrects spelling & grammar and adjusts rating*3.4*Not one of Forester's best novels, still a serviceable story of WW2 naval warfare, in the Battle of the Atlantic. Cmdr. Krause is a career ...

  • Anna Avian

    A pretty exhausting read. The opening is quite boring, takes some time to get into the rhythm. The book mainly explores the Commander's way of thinking during combat and the way he deals with all the ...

  • Simon Mcleish

    Originally published on my blog here in February 1999.C.S. Forester's tale of the Battle of the Atlantic concentrates on the personality of one man, the captain of an American destroyer acting as a co...

  • Carlex

    A very good novel about naval warfare in WWII. Then I have seen Greyhound, also a more than correct movie adaptation of the novel....

  • Imran  Ahmed

    “For in war the character and personality of the leader is decisive in events much more than questions of material.”The Good Shepherd is a naval military classic - perhaps slightly dated for conte...

  • Harv Griffin

    This is one of my favorite WWII naval action novels, but it is an exhausting read, precisely because of how well I identify with the commander of the convoy, who goes without sleep for two or three da...

  • Larry

    Forester's novel is on a par with Nicholas Monsarrat's "The Cruel Sea" and D. A. Rayner's "The Long Haul." It follows the course of a convoy of freighters and tankers as it encounters a u-boat wolfpac...