Heart of Oak

Heart of Oak

Book - 2007
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In March 1818, Captain Adam Bolitho takes command of the frigate Onward. With his stalwart coxswain Jago and the midshipman David Napier, Adam must accept both the challenge of commanding His Britannic Majesty's Ship onward, confronting old enemies and rivals to forge an alliance against corsairs and privateers in the Mediterranean.
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2007.
ISBN: 9780434013517
043401351X
Characteristics: vi, 253 p. ;,24 cm.

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Jun 16, 2010

Yet another great book in the Bolitho series.

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Jun 16, 2010

1818: The war with France has ended. Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward and sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a show of solidarity. He knows he is lucky - the voyage should be easy, but Adam longs for a chance to marry the beautiful Lowenna and settle down on the Bolitho estate in Cornwall. Instead he must deal with the envy and ambition of his officers, hidden agendas among his men, and the former enemy's proximity. Then the Nautilus becomes a sacrificial offering on the altar of Empire, and the hunt is on for a treacherous foe. Suddenly every man must discover for himself whether the brotherhood of the sea can transcend old hatreds and an ocean of blood.
In this latest Bolitho novel from the master of nautical adventure Adam Bolitho faces one of the most difficult decisions of his career. Will he find the courage and resourcefulness he needs when diplomacy fails and treachery cries out for vengeance?

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