Alistair MacLean

Active - 1961 - 1987  |   Born - Apr 28, 1922   |   Died - Feb 2, 1987   |   Genres - Action, Spy Film, Adventure, Thriller, War

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Distinguished Scottish author Alistair MacLean wrote 29 successful novels, many of which were international best-sellers and were made into films, including The Guns of Navarone and Breakheart Pass. Before becoming a novelist, MacLean was in the Royal Navy and then worked as an English teacher. He became a writer after winning a short story contest. His first novel was H.M.S. Ulysses.

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