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|Format: ||Paperback, 335 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2007|
Lieutenant Thomas Kydd takes his place on the quarterdeck as commander of the ship "Tenacious "in this riveting sailing adventure. Part of a small squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, Kydd scours the Mediterranean in search of Napoleon and his army. Kydd's ambition leads him to volunteer for shore service with the British army in the capture of Minorca and later to the Battle of the Nile as the British take on the French in a brutal struggle for naval supremacy. Ultimately the currents of war force Kydd to face his toughest challenge yet: the siege of Acre, where a handful of British seamen under the command of Sir Sidney Smith must stand against a daunting army of more than 13,000.
About the Author
Julian Stockwin joined the Royal Navy at 15 and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated. Stockwin served eight years, and was eventually rated petty officer. He has also worked in the manufacture and design of computers and software development. Returning to the navy and the Royal Navy Reserve, Stockwin was honored with an MBE and retired as Lt Commander. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1990 and started to write in 1996.
"This writer knows his stuff when it comes to describing life at sea." --"The Historical Novels Review"
20.17 x 13.46 x 2.21 centimetres (0.35 kg)|
15+ years |