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Richard Bolitho Novels #1: 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 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!

Synopsis:

The year is 1772, and Richard Bolitho is a sixteen-year-old midshipman about to undergo a severe initiation into the game of seamanship. The book follows young Bolitho's adventures as he intercepts and destroys a band of vicious pirates and then is swept away on a dangerous mission through the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers, wreckers, and murderers.

About the Author

Alexander Kent, also known as 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. He is the author of the best-selling "Richard Bolitho Novels." His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

Table of Contents

Richard Bolitho, Midshipman — Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780935526417
Other:
Kent, Alexander
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Author:
Kent, Alexander
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
Historical fiction, English
Subject:
Sea stories, English
Subject:
War
Edition Number:
1998 ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Richard Bolitho Novels Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19980401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in 0.90 lb

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The year is 1772, and Richard Bolitho is a sixteen-year-old midshipman about to undergo a severe initiation into the game of seamanship. The book follows young Bolitho's adventures as he intercepts and destroys a band of vicious pirates and then is swept away on a dangerous mission through the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers, wreckers, and murderers.
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