Commodore Hornblower [NOOK Book]

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Its 1812. Hornblower, now married to Lady Barbara, is promoted Commodore commanding a squadron and sent to the Baltic where he aids the Russians during the time Napoleon's army marches into Russia.The commodore works with Colonel von Clausewitz in the defense of Riga. He comes through raids, assignations, a siege, an attempted assassination by a member of his crew , and typhus, seeking success but not notoriety, while his introspection sometimes overwhelms him. According to his biographer, Hornblower's swift ...
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Commodore Hornblower

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Overview

Its 1812. Hornblower, now married to Lady Barbara, is promoted Commodore commanding a squadron and sent to the Baltic where he aids the Russians during the time Napoleon's army marches into Russia.The commodore works with Colonel von Clausewitz in the defense of Riga. He comes through raids, assignations, a siege, an attempted assassination by a member of his crew , and typhus, seeking success but not notoriety, while his introspection sometimes overwhelms him. According to his biographer, Hornblower's swift actions using ungainly bomb-ketches, landed marines and his naval insight for strategy and tactics probably had major influences on the retreat of Napoleon from Russia. Another great read.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012789327
  • Publisher: eNet Press Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: Hornblower Saga , #9
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 45,070
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

20th Century British author famed for the 12 Hornblower novels, African Queen, Payment Deferred, 12 tales of war, and more than 20 other works.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Great Book

    This is some of the best reading about the Napoleonic Wars and about life on a ship during the Age of Sail.

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

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    Always at the center of trouble

    Having attacked the Spanish in the Pacific and also in the Mediterrean (sp?), and escaped the clutches of the Emperor in the previous three novels,the now Commodore Hornblower leads a very small, and ragtag fleet into the Baltic, to persuade the Tsar to resist Napoleon. Hornblower aids the Russians in defense of Riga, while the main French attack is blunted, then destroyed at Moscow. Forester is doing a better than average melding of fact and fiction in this the fourth written of the Hornblower series (the first five books of the chronology were written afterward, to provide the back story). Unlike a lot of books of this type, Hornblower is not the always self-possessed, near-superhero type this type of story usually has- he has grave doubts about his possibility of success, struggles with his self-control, and sometimes treats his subordinates less than honestly- Hornblower appears a lot more like a real person than a caricature. Definitely for fans of action, with an historical bent.

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