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by Alexander Kent

Category: Action and Adventure
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Alexander Kent
ISBN: 0425029247
ISBN13: 978-0425029244
Language: English
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; later printing edition (1975)
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Alexander Kent is the author of twenty-eight acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho.

Alexander Kent is the author of twenty-eight acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he has written over thirty novels and two non-fiction books. The stirring story of the life and times of Richard Bolitho is told in Alexander Kent’s bestselling novels. 1756 Born Falmouth, son of James Bolitho. 1798 Battle of the Nile (Signal – Close Action!) 1800 Promoted Rear-Admiral; Baltic; (The Inshore Squadron).

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Alexander Kent The Flag Captain (Bolitho – 13) The spirits of your fathers Shall start from every wave; For the deck it was their field of fame, And ocean was their grave. Landfall As six bells of the morning watch chimed out from the forecastle belfry, Captain Richard Bolitho walked from beneath the poop and paused momentarily beside the compass. A master’s mate who was standing close to the great double. Читать онлайн The Flag Captain. Bolitho – 13). The spirits of your fathers.

Flag Captain, The has been added to your Cart. Kent’s hero, Richard Bolitho, displays unusual sagacity and bravery in the execution of his duties, while remaining compassionate and generous towards the men and officers who serve him. Kent has a direct, almost blunt style that makes you think at times that the books aren’t superb, just good. But then you realize that the images cast in your mind are as vivid as if you are watching the story on a huge screen. No one, not Forrester or even O’Brian, creates such vivid imagery.

Author: Alexander Kent. As flag captain, Bolitho is made to contend with the unyielding attitudes of his new admiral, as well as the devious requirements of the squadron’s civilian advisor.

The Flag Captain book. Of the better known practitioners of this genre, Alexander Kent is perhaps the most like Forester and his hero Bolitho most like Hornblower

The Flag Captain book. In the spring of 1797 Richard Bolitho brings the 100-gun Euryalus. Of the better known practitioners of this genre, Alexander Kent is perhaps the most like Forester and his hero Bolitho most like Hornblower. Patrick O'Brien has brought in a twist with the espionage in his novels; Dudley Pope has lightened the Ramage novels to the point of triviality. Bolitho is more heroic than Hornblower, yet his strengths to the modern reader are similar.

KENT ALEXANDER - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. In June 1793 Captain Richard Bolitho arrives at Gibraltar to take command of the Hyperion, a seventy-four-gun ship of the line. Promoted Admiral, his choice of flagship and flag captain shock the Admiralty, but Bolitho, poignantly aware of his own vulnerability, surrounds himself only with those men he can trust completely: the faithful Allday, the withdrawn and intelligent Avery, and James Tyacke, who must confront the sternest test of his loyalty with great personal courage.

The Bolitho novels are a series of nautical war novels written by Douglas Reeman (using the pseudonym Alexander Kent). They focus on the military careers of Richard Bolitho and Adam Bolitho in the Royal Navy, from the time of the American Revolution past the Napoleonic Era. Richard Bolitho is a fictional Royal Navy officer who is the main character in a series of novels written by Douglas Reeman (using the pseudonym Alexander Kent)

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April 1797, Falmouth Bay. As France continues her bitter struggle for supremacy on land and sea, the Royal Navy receives a crippling blow at home: the Great Mutiny. Returning home after eighteen-months' service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the center of the crisis. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

As flag captain, Bolitho is made to contend with the unyielding attitudes of his new admiral, as well as the devious requirements of the squadron's civilian advisor.

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It seemed to take an age for his vision to clear, and he felt his mind bunching itself to withstand the terrible pain which must surely come ke iced water, but as he waited, dreading the return of torment, he realised he could find no other sensation

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 British reentry into the Mediterranean, a mission demanding both skill and enterprise. In addition, Bolitho had to cope with a new admiral, and a mysterious and powerful civilian whose advice to the fleet would have sinister implications for the future of Britain. Once again Alexander Kent has produced a robust, swashbuckling adventure of the high seas.
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Windworker
Kent’s hero, Richard Bolitho, displays unusual sagacity and bravery in the execution of his duties, while remaining compassionate and generous towards the men and officers who serve him. Kent has a direct, almost blunt style that makes you think at times that the books aren’t superb, just good. But then you realize that the images cast in your mind are as vivid as if you are watching the story on a huge screen. No one, not Forrester or even O’Brian, creates such vivid imagery. This isn’t better than Hornblower or Aubrey-Maturin, but it is their equal in its own way. I’m not even halfway through the series! That makes me happy that there is so much more to go!
Anarius
This is but chapter in a really long novel -- the series about the career of Richard Bolitho -- even though it's self-contained as a book. The series is as good as Forrester's "Hornblower" novels and better than O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin books. Unlike the latter, Kent manages to bring each book to a recognizable conclusion. The characters are well-developed and the plot elements place the reader right in the middle.
Start from the beginning of the series. Have a copy of Kemp's "Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea" at your elbow. At some point find a Bolitho 12-step group.
Uylo
Here is an author who clearly knows his subject. What's more, he knows how to bring his characters alive. He fills his pages with enough detail to give you the sense of being there, being a part of the story, without boring you. He knows what to leave out.
Here's action enough for anyone without making the story seem unbelievable. No super hero here, but men that are definitely heroes.
VAZGINO
The Bolitho novels are all pretty much formula writing. Don't expect any deep plot lines or twists in the plot. They all pretty much follow the same pattern. In fact, the dialog is actually identical between books in some cases. The battles are pretty much copies of one another. The same "trick" is used in several of the battles to secure victory. The same damage occurs to his ships over and over. The same exact descriptions of death and mayhem are used book after book. Bolitho even picks the same girl to marry twice -- just with another name and age.

That said, the books are good light reading and can be entertaining if you leave enough time between episodes.
Coiwield
Not Patrick O'Brian but pretty good. It's just not as much fun to read. Aubrey loves his position in the Royal Navy and enjoys every minute of it. With Bolitho it's a constant worry, worry, worry as one problem follows another.
Mautaxe
If you are a Kent fan this book is as fine as the others and the entire series is a must read. If not and you relish military historical fiction, you should start with the first book in the series because this is book 11. Try it and you won't be disappointed. Kent and O'Brien are masters of the great era of British fighting ships under sale.
Realistic
A story in the tradition of Hornblower, Aubrey, and Ramage, with non-stop action, realistic descriptions of sailing ship battles, obstinate superiors, loyal followers, and individual intrepidity. Good read, if you like that sort of thing--took me a day.

What I really like is that Mr. Kent knows his history and his sailing ships. Keeps the plausibility factor high, a must in this type of novel. You know that you can't look Captain Bolitho up in Wikipedia, but you feel like you could!
Great series of book. Simply written.......would appeal to high school or Middle school boys...as wall as adults....these ships were very similar to a school, with good guys, bad guys, hero's and bullies, cliques, friends and jerks. A great easy read that has a good plot and good characters that keep it interesting. Very technical about sailing and life aboard these ships in the late 1700's.
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