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SLOOP OF WAR - A Richard Bolitho novel.

Kent, Alexander

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ISBN 10: 0399109757 / ISBN 13: 9780399109751
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Librería: Articles of War Ltd (Silver City, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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New York, 1972, Putnam, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket , FINE/VG CONDITION - (light dj cover wear), 5 1/2 x 6 1/4, 319 pages, end paper maps. . The year 1778 was to be recorded as a turning point in the American War of Independence. What was first thought to be a colonial rebellion had changed to an all-out struggle for freedom from British rule, and with the evacuation of Philadelphia and the mounting involvement of French forces, the British Navy's resources were stretched to the point beyond which there were no safety margins.For the young Richard Bolitho, the spring of that year was also to mark a complete transformation for himself and his future, from being a lieutenant in a ship of the line to a command of his own, a dream which he had cherished since he had first gone to sea. The Sparrow, sloop of war, to her twenty-two-year-old commander was more than he could have hoped for. Small but fast, well armed and almost new, she offered the freedom and scope for his ideas which had long been denied him.He was soon to discover there was more to command than stepping from one ship to another. An untried company, lethargy and hidebound complacency, even treachery seemed to dog his every move.But when the great fleets of Britain and France converged on the Chesapeake for what might decide the fate of an entire continent, Sparrow was there, and Bolitho at last measured the true obligation of his first command. N° de ref. de la librería 32015

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Título: SLOOP OF WAR - A Richard Bolitho novel.

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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As the French enter the American War of Independence in earnest, young Richard Bolitho is given his first command, "Sparrow" - a fast, well-armed fighting sloop. At last he has the chance to prove his abilities as a junior captain. But he faces other challenges too.

About the Author:

Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent) did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.

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Mail order business, specialists for over since 1961 in Military, Naval & Aviation history from all periods of History, including some stocks of Military, Historical, Mystery & Science Fiction. Previosuly located in Skokie, IL.

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