To Glory We Steer (Richard Bolitho Series)

To Glory We Steer (Richard Bolitho Series)

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by Alexander Kent
     
 

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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

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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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"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

Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935526493
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Publication date:
11/23/1998
Series:
Richard Bolitho Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
385,431
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)

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