The Bismark wasn't just any warship. Its guns were much stronger and more accurate than any others in its day-meaning it could easily sink enemy ships without getting in range of their fire. It was one of Hitler's most powerful weapons, and the Allied forces had to put it out of commission-before they lost the war. With the fate of the world in the balance, Allied forces chased the Bismark across the stormy North Atlantic-culminating in a thrilling sea battle that changed the course of World War II. Unfolding with the taut suspense of a blockbuster movie, this book brings the excitement and danger of World War II to younger audiences-and demonstrates William L. Shirer's mastery as a writer of history and a spinner of tales.