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THE LION AT SEA

Hennessy, Max (Pseudonym of John Harris)

ISBN 10: 0241897459 / ISBN 13: 9780241897454
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Librería: Articles of War Ltd (Silver City, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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1st in this new series. London 1977, Hamish Hamilton, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 314 pages.In this epic story of the Navy in World War I the Lion is Kelly Maguire (`Ginger' to his shipmates), a young Anglo-Irishman of extraordinary courage and resourcefulness. Kelly is by no means the type of hero who stands brooding on the bridge, tormented by self-doubts. He is an extrovert with the vitality and drive of a Cunningham, and as drawn to the sound of guns as a Keyes or a Cowan: a man with a sense of honour and a sense of humour, very much master of his fate and captain of his soul, a man clearly destined from early age for high rank. He also has a great ability to attract devotion from the ladies, and an equally great ability for getting out of scrapes. In the first pages of the book, at the Coronation Review of 1911, he saves a man from drowning and thereby is saved from the fury of an admiral; from then onwards the reader knows that here we have a brave and skilful sailor who is about to embark on a career in one of the most splendid periods of the Royal Navy's history.The book's grand finale is at the Battle of Jutland. By then Kelly Maguire has developed from a lively if foolhardy midshipman into a very able officer. As he began to find his feet in the Navy, he served in armoured cruisers, submarines, and finally destroyers. During the course of the War he had found himself stranded ashore in besieged Antwerp and had become a prisoner of the Turks after Gallipoli. N° de ref. de la librería 28705

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Título: THE LION AT SEA

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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