The French Admiral (Alan Lewrie Naval Series #2)

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Overview

Alan Lewrie is a scandalous young rake whose amorous adventures ashore lead to his being shipped off to the Navy. Lewrie finds that he is a born sailor, although life at sea is a stark contrast to the London social whirl to which he had become accustomed. As his career advances, he finds the life of a naval officer suits him.

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Overview

Alan Lewrie is a scandalous young rake whose amorous adventures ashore lead to his being shipped off to the Navy. Lewrie finds that he is a born sailor, although life at sea is a stark contrast to the London social whirl to which he had become accustomed. As his career advances, he finds the life of a naval officer suits him.

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"A grand satisfying yarn. . . . Series fans as well as newcomers will relish Lambdin's unerring depiction of Navy politicking . . . and, in fact, all the rich details of late-18th century life at sea and ashore."  —Publishers Weekly
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This second novel in a new sea adventure series continues the story of Alan Lewrie, the reluctant British midshipman. This time, Alan finds himself involved in the battle of Yorktown during the American Revolution. His unhappiness with the Royal Navy also begins to be replaced by a sense of dedication and duty. The story is technically correct and historically accurate, but sea genre fans will be disappointed that so much of the action takes place on land. Though Lewrie observes the battle of the Chesapeake, he is on duty with the defenders of Yorktown and barely sees his ship during half the novel. Still, this is an excellent and exciting adventure in what promises to be the best naval series since C.S. Forester. Recommended for public libraries.-- C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590130216
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Alan Lewrie Naval Series , #2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 277,316
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dewey Lambdin has been a director, writer, and producer in television and advertising. He is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Cousteau Society, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a Friend of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: A Novel of Old Cape Fear. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    Here's To New Finds

    Is it that the book is that good or merely that so few can measure up to CS Forester? I'm just so delighted to find the first works of a series that can stand proudly next to Hornblower or Aubry. Lambdin's prose is good if not terribly insightful, action is well executed and the pacing spot on. Might be a passage or two that drones a bit, but nothing that weighs. The mix of Aubry with Sharpe in the main character is a delight! I can't wait to get on to the next! NOTE: I count 17 books in the series, but gaps in the ebooks. Specifically numbers 1, 3, and 4 at least are not available as Nookbooks. Hopefully, this will change as the Nook becomes more popular.

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    Posted August 24, 2013

    Good...but issues

    For some reason which I don't understand the capital letters at the beginning of each chapter are dropped down and in the way of the rest of the text. Other than that I have no problems with the book and I think it is some of Dewey Lambdin's best work

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  • Posted December 4, 2012

    recommended

    After O'Brien and Kent, Alan Lewrie is a more balanced character--scoundrel and good guy. Enjoyable series so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Cannot tell you what a pleasure it is to read the Dewey Lambdin

    Cannot tell you what a pleasure it is to read the Dewey Lambdin books. Such an adventure that you can feel the bordom of shipboard life and fear and sweet during action of battle. I love the historical inserts for that period of naval history!

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