Ship of the Line

Ship of the Line

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by C. S. Forester
     
 

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May 1810, seventeen years deep into the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Horatio Hornblower is newly in command of his first ship of the line, the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland, which he deems "the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List." Moreover, she is 250 men short of a full crew, so Hornblower must enlist and train "poachers, bigamists,

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May 1810, seventeen years deep into the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Horatio Hornblower is newly in command of his first ship of the line, the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland, which he deems "the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List." Moreover, she is 250 men short of a full crew, so Hornblower must enlist and train "poachers, bigamists, sheepstealers," and other landlubbers. By the time the Sutherland reaches the blockaded Catalonian coast of Spain, the crew is capable of staging five astonishing solo raids against the French. But the grisly prospect of defeat and capture looms for both captain and crew as the Sutherland single-handedly takes on four French ships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316289368
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/30/1985
Series:
Horatio Hornblower Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
142,721
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 27, 1899
Date of Death:
April 2, 1966
Place of Birth:
Cairo, Egypt
Place of Death:
Berkeley, California
Education:
AlleynGuy's Medical School of the University of London

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A Ship of the Line: Horatio Hornblower Series, Book 2 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
U-M More than 1 year ago
My husband loves these books and has worn out his old copies. We were very glad to get a high-quality soft cover to replace the one he had!
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jcrawford69 More than 1 year ago
Doesn't work with NOOK COLOR. B&N knows, but still has it for purchase.
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Hornblower is a great example for anyone looking for what makes a strong leader....The times have changed but the lessons have not, worth the read!
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Has to take his ship into battle with four French ships twice his size. He ends up crippling all four of them before half of his crew are killed and his boat is dead in the water. His broken ship then drifts into a French bay and he has no choice but to surrender.