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Das Boot

By Buchheim, Lothar-Günther
(The Boat)
1998, Piper Verlag, München
ISBN 3492021751
Hardcover, 603 pages
The book is a fiction
book is in German language

Descripton: This well-known novel, stemming from the author's experiences as a war correspondent on U-96, describes a single U-boat patrol from beginning to end. The long periods of boredom punctuated by bursts of tension and excitement typical of a U-boat patrol are described from the correspondent-narrator's point of view. This novel was the basis for the famous movie of the same title. First published 1973.

- This book has been translated into other languages.