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A Sailor of Austria

By John Biggins - Published 2005

Genres:

Military

Years ago, after seeing a revival of a certain musical involving an Austrian naval captain and his children’s governess, I remember a ...Read Review

The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower

By C. Northcote Parkinson - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This “biography” of C.S. Forester’s famous fictional naval hero, written in 1970, is back in print in this new, handsome trade paper ...Read Review

Storm Force to Narvik

By Alexander Fullerton - Published 2004

Genres:

MilitaryNautical

The Royal Navy’s record in the 1939-1942 period of the Second World War was one of admirable heroism and sacrifice in the ...Read Review

The Only Life That Mattered

By James L. Nelson - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Only Life That Mattered is a faithful retelling of the lives of three eighteenth century Caribbean pirates, and Mr. Nelson couldn’t ...Read Review

Breaking the Line

By David Donachie - Published 2001Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

As the third and final novel of this trilogy begins, Nelson returns to England following his rescue of the Neapolitan royal family. Accompanied ...Read Review

The Spithead Nymph

By Jan Needle - Published 2004

Genres:

Nautical

Instead of finding himself before a court-martial for smuggling, Midshipman William Bentley is promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the Biter. Although Captain ...Read Review

Tested by Fate

By David Donachie - Published 2001Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionNauticalRomance

Second of a “trilogy-in-the-making,” this novel delves deeper into the lives of Horatio Nelson, one of England’s greatest naval heroes, and Emma ...Read Review

The White Guns

By Douglas Reeman - Published 2004

Genres:

Nautical

Douglas Reeman’s naval adventures have been eagerly devoured by his numerous international followers for decades. His writings have not simply supplied readers ...Read Review

Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin

By Philip McCutchan - Published (c1974)Published 2004

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryNautical

In the 1890s, England and Russia used the world as their chessboard – a “Great Game” that was played out on both land and ...Read Review

Hazard’s Command

By V.A. Stuart - Published 2004

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryNautical

The Royal Navy of the Crimean War is hardly the place where historical novels go for seaborne adventure, but V.A. Stuart’s ...Read Review