The Hemingway Patrols: Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-Boats (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 18, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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From the summer of 1942 until the end of 1943, Ernest Hemingway spent much of his time patrolling the Gulf Stream and the waters off Cuba’s north shore in his fishing boat, Pilar. He was looking for German submarines. These patrols were sanctioned and managed by the US Navy and were a small but useful part of anti-submarine warfare at a time when U boat attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf and the Caribbean were taking horrific tolls. While almost no attention has been paid to these patrols, other than casual mention in biographies, they were a useful military contribution as well as a central event (to Hemingway) around which important historical, literary, and biographical themes revolve.
  

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User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

Considering that Hemingway and his Crook Factory cronies (I guess technically the term is for the land-based part of the operation, but I rather like it as an all-encompassing title) never actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibliotekker Holman - Goodreads

During a roughly one year period from 1942-43 Hemingway used his famous fishing boat Pilar for anti-submarine patrols along the northern coast of Cuba. While this in itself is interesting , the author ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One A Serious Man
13
Love and War
19
Chapter Three Two Kinds of Hunters
50
Chapter Four The Enemy in the Machine
72
Chapter Five Amateur Hour
109
Chapter Six The Wandering Angler
123
Chapter Seven Fathers and Sons
145
Chapter Eight And Faded through the Brightening Air
164
Chapter Nine In Another Country
193
Epilogue The Meaning of Nothing
226
Bibliography
239
Index
245
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About the author (2009)

Terry Mort was born and raised in Poland, Ohio, and attended Princeton, where he wrote his senior thesis on the Hemingway Hero. Carlos Baker, Hemingway's official biographer, was one of the readers. Initially interested in a career in academics, Terry opted instead to enlist in the Navy and spent three years on active duty-- two on the West Coast, which included a tour of Vietnam.

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