The Frigate Captain Author:Showell Styles From the inside cover: "Here is...thunderous yarn of the Napoleonic era and of Captain Lord Cochrane, daring seaman, ingenious inventor, matchless tactician, fearless reformer. Among Cochrane's wild adventures at sea is the taking of a Spanish frigate at six-to-one battle odds, the holding of an isolated fort by sheer ingenuity and courage again... more »st an overwhelmingly powerful French army, and the single-handed victory over a French fleet that a British Admiral, with a full complement of ships of the line, dared not even attack. And over all this is the aura of romance as one woman, unknown to Cochrane, dedicates herself to his cause.
To this tumultuous story one very major element must be added: All the characters in this book actually existed and all the main incidents actually occurred.. For this is the story of a great historical figure, whose name would have ranked with Nelson's if his zeal for reform had not brought down on him the vengeance of a corrupt and unscrupulous government."« less