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The Flag Captain
The Flag Captain
Author: Alexander Kent
In enemy waters! In the spring of 1797 Captain Richard Bolitho brought his ship, the 100-gun Euryalus, home to Falmouth. But soon the flagship was pressed into battle, part of a hastily-formed squadron chosen to force the first British reentry into the Mediterranean, a mission demanding both skill and enterprise. In addition Bolitho has to co...  more »
ISBN: 226093
Publication Date: 8/1975
Pages: 352
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Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Paperback
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An excellent tail with substantial action including several well-told battle scenes. Kent is a predecessor of Patrick O'Brian and I think his writing is more direct and absorbing. Kent's Richard Bolitho is more similar to Hornblower than O'Brian's captain.


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