The Hemingway Patrols: Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-Boats
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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I have no idea why this book didn't snag better critical reviews, or sell in greater numbers. I liked "The Monet Murders," and so a Google search pointed me to this nonfiction selection. Hemingway was ... Read full review