Reviews and Endorsements
The Wolf is an extraordinary work of storytelling and scholarship. From the very first pages, Guilliatt and Hohnen snap this ship’s dramatic journey into brilliant focus, and you feel for these people, get to know them, and you root for them to survive. This is history brought vividly to life. This otherwise unknown story of the Great War has found its great chroniclers.
author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way
The Wolf is one of the strangest, and strangely thrilling, war-at-sea adventures I have ever read. It captures the excitement but also the moral ambiguity of war, with intriguing characters cast upon a vast stage.
editor-at-large of Newsweek
author of Sea Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-45
One of the best and most gripping books I have had the pleasure to read all year.
Sydney Morning Herald
25 July 2009
There isn’t a dull page in this account of the adventures of Seiner Majastaet’s Schiff Wolf in World War I.
11 July 2009
This is a ripping yarn, of the genre once satirised so wonderfully by Michael Palin. But there is a great difference between Palin’s boys’ own annual fantasies and this
wartime tale. The Wolf is true and its characters are real.
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The Weekend Australian
4-5 July 2009
After reading The Wolf, one wonders how many other great stories from Australian history have disappeared through the cracks of time.
This outstanding adventure about German sea captain Karl Neger, who took his disguised armed raider around the world in World War I, sinking ships and taking prisoners, has no equal in maritime lore.
11 July 2009
In a gripping narrative, Guilliatt and Hohnen record the 64,000 nautical mile voyage of German commerce raider Wolf during World War I.
An astonishing story, long covered up by wartime censorship, well and truly told.
Geoffrey Robertson QC
author of The Statute of Liberty