About Alistair MacLean

In this section of the site, we look at Alistair MacLean, the man and author. Resources here include a brief biography of Alistair MacLean; a review of Robert A. Lee's book Alistair MacLean: The Key is Fear, which examines the evolution and common themes of his writing style; and a review of Mark Simmons's book Alistair MacLean's War, which examines specific World War II operations (including MacLean's naval service) and how he fictionalized some of these conflicts.