The Flag Captain

The Flag Captain

eBook - 1999
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April 1797, Falmouth Bay. As France continues her bitter struggle for supremacy on land and sea, the Royal Navy receives a crippling blow at home: the Great Mutiny.
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press, 1999
ISBN: 9781590133262
9781590134153
9780935526660
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ken
Characteristics: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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Jun 16, 2010

Alexander Kent's mastery of the sea story and his remarkable feeling for the eighteenth-century navy have made each of his three previous novels an international bestseller. His hero, Captain Richard Bolitho, has been acclaimed as a strong and original character in his own right as well as the only true successor to Hornblower.
In the spring of 1797 Richard Bolitho brings the 100-gun Euryalus home to Falmouth to be flagship of the hastily formed squadron which has been chosen to make the first British re-entry to the Mediterranean for nearly a year. As flag captain, Bolitho is made to contend with the unyielding attitudes of his new admiral, as well as the devious requirements of the squadron's civilian advisor.
England is still stunned by the naval mutiny at Spithead, in which Bolitho's admiral was personally involved, and as the squadron sets sail the air is already alive with rumour of an even greater uprising in the ships at the Nore. Only when the squadron is drawn to a bloody embrace with the enemy does the admiral see the strength in Bolitho's trust and care for his men - but by then it is almost too late for any of them.

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