Sloop of War (The Bolitho Novels #4) (Paperback)

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This is book number 4 in the The Bolitho Novels series.


The year is 1778, the ship is the 18-gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of battle. The American Revolution has turned the Atlantic coast into a refuge for privateers and marauding French warships, and it is up to young Bolitho to fight the colonial rebels, to stave off the treachery of a beautiful woman, and to overcome the dangerous incompetence of a senior officer before it is too late.

About the Author

Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

Praise For…

"For all who like adventure and sea battles; for all who would like to escape to the 18th century—follow Bolitho."  —Library Journal

"Keeping a firm hand on the helm throughout the book, author Kent exercises an admirably terse style, revealing a comprehensive knowledge of seafaring and of his period."  —Best Sellers

Product Details
ISBN: 9780935526486
ISBN-10: 093552648X
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 1998
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Bolitho Novels