To Glory We Steer (Richard Bolitho Series)

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Portsmouth, 1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate, Phalarope, is ordered to assist the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander—Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for, but beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship—her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands suspected of cowardice under fire and driven to near-mutiny by senseless ill-treatment.

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Overview

Portsmouth, 1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate, Phalarope, is ordered to assist the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander—Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for, but beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship—her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands suspected of cowardice under fire and driven to near-mutiny by senseless ill-treatment.

Portsmouth, 1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate Phalarope is ordered to the assistance of the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander-Richard Bolitho.

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"Follow the wake of Hornblower into 18th-century seas, where a crew of shangaied valiants kicks the stuffing out of all comers . . . a salty testament to the mystique and the brutality of the square-rigger."  —The New York Times

"Follow the wake of Hornblower into 18th-century seas, where a crew of shangaied valiants kicks the stuffing out of all comers . . . a salty testament to the mystique and the brutality of the square-rigger."  —The New York Times

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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.
Saturday Evening Post
...[G]uarantees interest and suspense that sweeps the reader from one page to the next....To the final intense moment of the English Victory over the French in a naval engagement unparalleled in vividness and description.
The New York Times
...[F]ollow the wake of Hornblower into 18th-century seas, where a crew of shanghaied valiants kicks the stuffing out of all comers... a salty testament to the mystique and the brutality of the square-rigger.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935526493
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 11/23/1998
  • Series: Richard Bolitho Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 411,040
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (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

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    Hoeribke book

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  • Posted November 4, 2012

    Excellent book!

    Alexander Kent's Richard Bolitho series is FANTASTIC! I started off reading the "Master and Commander" books, but quickly lost interest. Patrick O'Brian's writing style was not fun to read, and too much of it was difficult to follow. Not to mention it dragged on endlessly with little action. Alexander Kent tells wonderful tales centered in history. I've read Sloop of War, and this book, and I'm now halfway done with the third. I normally have a hard time staying interested in series of books, but I cannot put these down. Kent provides a great mix of the day to day lives of Bolitho, and those under his command, as well as powerful naval engagements. If you've tried other books about 18th-19th century naval warfare, and got discouraged, give these books a try. You will not be disappointed. The Bolitho series is GREAT.

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