By (author) C. Northcote Parkinson
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Book DescriptionThe Nore and Spithead mutinies intervene to upset the course of Delancey's career. He devises an original legal defence in the court martial of a fellow officer accused of murder, and acquits himself well, but falls afoul of the naval establishment and is passed over in the general promotion of all in his rank after the victory at Camperdown. Mollified by appointment to command a curiously antiquated vessel - the fireship Spitfire - Delancey uses this unlikely opportunity to best effect, securing the promotion he was denied.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590130155
(210mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: McBooks Press
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author C. Northcote Parkinson
Trade Winds, Paperback (August 2014)
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower, the, Paperback (May 2005)
Drawn from the Hornblower series as well from Parkinson's knowledge of the Royal Navy, this classic biography of the popular fictional hereo is as entertaining as the C.S. Forester novels themselves.
Touch and Go, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by C. Northcote Parkinson
With his Royal Navy commission in hand, Richard Delancey is posted to Gibralter to command the sloop Merlin for convoy protection in the Mediterranean.
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Author Biography - C. Northcote Parkinson
Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic and first became famous for "Parkinson's Law"--work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Parkinson wrote many books on British politics and economics. His first fictional effort, a "biography" of Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led to the Delancey series. C. Northcote Parkinson died in 1993.
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