• Hardcover: 416 pages
• Publisher: Regnery History; Reprint edition (April 8, 2013)
Winston Churchill called “the Beast.” It was said to be unsinkable. More than thirty military operations failed to destroy it. Eliminating the Tirpitz, Hitler’s mightiest warship, a 52,000-ton behemoth, became an Allied obsession.
In The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship, Patrick Bishop tells the epic story of the two men who would not rest until theTirptz lay at the bottom of the sea. In November of 1944, with the threat to Russian supply lines increasing and Allied forces needing reinforcements in the Pacific, a raid as audacious as any Royal Air Force operation of the war was launched, under the command of one of Briain’s greatest but least-known war heroes, Wig Commander Willie Tait.
Bishop draws on decades of experience as a foreign war correspondent to paint a vivid picture of this historic clash of the Royal Air Force’s Davids versus Hitler’s Goliath of naval engineering. Readers will not be able to put down this account of one of World War II’s most dramatic showdowns.
Patrick Bishop was born in London and went to Wimbledon College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Before joining the Telegraph he worked on the Evening Standard, the Observer and the Sunday Times and in television as a reporter on Channel Four News. He is the author with John Witherow of a history of the Falkands War based on their own experiences and with Eamon Mallie of The Provisional IRA which was praised as the first authoritative account of the modern IRA. He also wrote a memoir of the first Gulf War, Famous Victory and a history of the Irish diaspora, The Irish Empire, based on the TV series which he devised.
He lives in London with his partner Henrietta Miers and their baby daughter Honor.
Find out more about Patrick and his books at his website.
Patrick’s Tour Stops
Saturday, July 6th: Man of La Book
Monday, July 8th: Lit and Life
Wednesday, July 10th: Strategist’s Personal Library
Thursday, July 18th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, July 25th: Layers of Thought
Monday, July 29th: 5 Minutes For Books
Thursday, August 8th: JulzReads
Friday, August 9th: Sophisticated Dorkiness