Success to the Brave

Success to the Brave

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Spring 1802, and the Peace Treaty of Amiens, signed only a few weeks earlier, is already showing signs of collapse. Britain and France wrangle over the return of colonial possessions won and lost during their long, bloody war and in the little 64-gun Achates, Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho sails for America and the Caribbean.


Publisher: London : Hutchinson ; Ithaca, NY : McBooks Press, 1970
ISBN: 9780935526714
0935526714
9780091537807
0091537800
9780399128783
0399128786
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 22 cm

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SEBoiko
Jan 19, 2017

A secret shared is no longer a secret.

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SEBoiko
Jan 19, 2017

But peace, like war, makes strange bed fellows.

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SEBoiko
Jan 19, 2017

Right or wrong, you never argue with an admiral,...

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Jun 16, 2010

In the spring of 1802 Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty in London and given his orders for a difficult and, to him, distasteful task. Even an advanced promotion to vice-admiral to make him one of the youngest ever appointed does not compensate for his sudden and thankless mission. Bolitho and his wife are expecting their first child, and for once he is loath to quit the land for the demands of duty.
The Peace of Amiens, signed a few weeks earlier, is already showing signs of strain as the old enemies wrangle over the return of colonial possessions won and lost during the war. In the little sixty-four-gun Achates Bolitho sails West for Boston, and thence to the Caribbean where he must hand over the island of San Felipe to the French.
Bolitho discovers that to be a man of diplomacy is not enough, and as threat and counter-threat weave a web of intrigue around his lonely command he balances success against the danger to the men who must follow him even to the cannon's mouth.

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