The Complete Midshipman Bolitho

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Three novels in one! Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho joins the British Royal Navy as a young midshipman. Follow his adventures as he undergoes a severe initiation into the dangerous world of the great sailing warships! 1. Richard Bolitho: Midshipman 1772: a young Richard Bolitho joins the 74-gun Gorgon. Naive and untested, Bolitho must learn the ways of the navy quickly if he is to survive. 2. Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger 1773: Bolitho returns home to Cornwall for Christmas, but smuggling, ship wrecking ...

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Overview

Three novels in one! Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho joins the British Royal Navy as a young midshipman. Follow his adventures as he undergoes a severe initiation into the dangerous world of the great sailing warships! 1. Richard Bolitho: Midshipman 1772: a young Richard Bolitho joins the 74-gun Gorgon. Naive and untested, Bolitho must learn the ways of the navy quickly if he is to survive. 2. Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger 1773: Bolitho returns home to Cornwall for Christmas, but smuggling, ship wrecking and witchcraft tear apart his once-peaceful community. 3. Band of Brothers 1774: Bolitho stands on the brink of manhood and takes his examination to begin his true career as a King's Officer. But soon he must test his mettle against vicious smugglers!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Kent's winning hero is Richard Bolitho, who is squarely in the tradition of Captain Hornblower and Midshipman Easy. All of the heroic elements are here . . . Good, solid stuff that still packs a wallop."  —The New York Times

"All the briny echoes of fictional marine heroes can be heard again in these rip-rousing tales of naval warfare... as the stalwart Bolitho gains the trust of his crew and admiration of his superiors."  —The Saturday Evening Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590131275
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2006
  • Series: Richard Bolitho Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 151,723
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Not my first choice to purchase ebooks

    Disappointed. The ebook renders on the Nook, as you would expect. However, the ebook won't open on my open source operating system and software. Seems silly since the .epub format is supposed to be open source and, the ability to read epubs was the reason I purchased the Nook.

    Since B&N does not make its proprietary reader available for Linux I do not have the option to view illustrations, maps and charts on a screen large enough to make them readable. Also, like most ebook vendors, B&N charges too much for the ebooks. I only use B&N to purchase ebooks I can't find elsewhere, recognizing that without the nook they will become unreadable.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    I own the whole series and have read them numerous times.  Kent

    I own the whole series and have read them numerous times.  Kent really does a great job of fleshing out the characters
    and writing them so you  care a them.  
    HIGHLY recommend this series if you love Nautical fiction

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    A good Start !

    I found this novel by Kent to set the stage for a look at the Royal Navy through the eyes of a young man on his journey through the Royal Navy as an officer. This is the first book and it sets the stage for a good read. Young Mr. Bolitho comes from a long line of Naval Officers. He is exposed to the good and bad of shipboard life. Lacking in depth of the day to day duties of the lower decks, it makes up in a study of what is expected of a Midshipman.

    If you are a fan of Historic Naval Fiction then this is a must read. I am convencied that to be well-rounded in HNF, you must read several different authors. I look forward to the next in the collection

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    highly recommended

    great starter to the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2009

    Alexander Kents Richard Bolitho series

    In my teens I read Beat to quarters and really enjoyed it but until recently I have not had much interest in historical fiction. Now having read all the Hornblower stories I had the urge to find more of the same. Much to my delight I came across Alexander Kent's stories.
    They delivered more than I could have hoped for. Great period writing with a solid character who grows and develops as the stories progress. There's rarely a dull moment following Richard Bolitho through his exploits growing up in the Royal Navy.
    These are thoroughly enjoyable stories that keep you coming back for more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Good read

    This was my first A. Kent book and I enjoyed the character development and story line.
    I plan on continuing with the series.

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