Success to the Brave and Cross of St George

by Alexander Kent

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SUCCESS TO THE BRAVE: SYNOPSIS: It is the spring of 1802 when Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty in London and given his orders for a very difficult task. But even a promotion to Vice-Admiral does not compensate for his sudden and thankless mission. For his wife is expecting their first.....more


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SUCCESS TO THE BRAVE: SYNOPSIS: It is the spring of 1802 when Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty in London and given his orders for a very difficult task. But even a promotion to Vice-Admiral does not compensate for his sudden and thankless mission. For his wife is expecting their first child, and he is loath to leave her. The recent Peace of Amiens is already showing signs of strain as old enemies wrangle over colonies won and lost during the war. In the little 64-gun Achates, Bolitho sails west for the Caribbean, to hand over the island of San Felipe to the French. There he discovers that diplomacy is not enough. And as threat and counter-threat weave a web of intrigue around his lonely command, he must balance personal success against the danger to the fighting men who follow him even into the cannon's mouth.... CROSS OF ST GEORGE: With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows he will not win, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action. Nor will there be peace for those who follow the Cross of St George: for the embittered Adam, mourning his lover and his ship, nor for Rear-Admiral Valentine Keen, who must confront both grief and responsibility. Nor will there be peace from those enemies who use this struggle between nations as an instrument of personal revenge....

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ISBN 9780099426967
Category Fiction and Literature
Language English
Edition Second
Published in 1983
Publisher Arrow Books
Condition Used
Pages 344
Width 4.3 inches
Height 6.9 inches
Tags Naval Fiction

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