Command a King's Ship (Richard Bolitho Series)

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Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's Frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace—but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on.

Spithead, 1784. His majesty's Frigate Undine sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace-but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard ...

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Overview

Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's Frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace—but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on.

Spithead, 1784. His majesty's Frigate Undine sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace-but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard Bolitho would have cause to remember his admirals words: "The task I am giving you would be better handled by a squadron."

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"Enemy action, . . . sinkings, boardings, amphibious operations, decks awash with blood . . . This one does not disappoint."  —The New York Times
The New York Times
"...enemy action, ... sinkings, boardings, amphibious operations, decks awash with blood.... This one does not disappoint."
Library Journal
This trio, published in 1972, 1973, and 1968, respectively, offer more of the briny adventures of Richard Bolitho as he sails the seas during the late 18th century. LJ's reviewers found Sloop to be a "rousing novel" (LJ 12/1/72), while Kent himself was praised as the "worthy successor to C.S. Forester" (LJ 7/68). For all collections that like their adventure stories served with a pinch of salt.
Philadephia Bulletin
Critics... dubbed Kent a worthy successor to C. S. Forester.... This hardly seems fair, for Kent's writing is fresh, singular, and worthy of judgement solely on its own high merit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935526509
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 11/23/1998
  • Series: Richard Bolitho Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 354,432
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

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    Best if the early Bolitho series

    More complex character development

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