The Second Nathaniel Drinkwater Omnibus
"Bomb Vessel", "The Corvette", "1805"
By (author) Richard Woodman
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Second Nathaniel Drinkwater Omnibus by Richard Woodman
Book DescriptionTHE BOMB VESSEL is the fourth of the chronicles which chart Nathaniel Drinkwater's stirring career in the Royal Navy - a story rich in drama and incident, impeccable in historical detail, the work of a master storyteller with salt-water in his veins. THE CORVETTE - With the French so clearly established as masters of the war upon trade, what might have seemed a routine duty quickly explodes into violent action. And Drinkwater finds himself battling with the enemy, the elements and the fiercely independent whalemasters in a three-handed struggle for mastery of those icy waters...1805 - As a mark of special favour from the First Lord of the Admiralty, Nathaniel Drinkwater has command of the Antigone. Drinkwater is sent to patrol the Channel coast, helping the royal Navy maintain a heroic blockade of the enemy's post but the Antigone is soon needed elsewhere as everything now hinges on the confrontation that Nelson has forced off Cape Trafalgar - an epic action in which Nathaniel Drinkwater has a crucial and unexpected role.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751531084
(199mm x 136mm x 47mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Woodman
Battle of the River Plate, Paperback (July 2015)
Compelling new study of one of the major naval battles of the Second World War.
King's Chameleon, Hardback (March 2014)
England, 1659. Captain Kit Faulkner's house is prospering; his eldest son, Nathaniel, has recently returned from a profitable trip to Jamaica in the good ship Faithful, and his daughter, Hannah, has made a suitable match with a young sailor. But the resignation of the Lord Protector, Richard Cromwell, throws England into uncertainty.
The Sea Warriors, Paperback (February 2014)
New edition of a classic bestseller Renowned author Compelling story about the most charismatic warriors of the Napoleonic era
For King or Commonwealth, Hardback (July 2013)» View all books by Richard Woodman
1649. England has been torn asunder by a civil war that has pitted Parliamentarians against Royalists. Captain Kit Faulkner, bound to the Royalist cause, has been living in exile for the past four years. Faulkner must now support himself with the tiny rump of the Royal Navy that remains loyal.
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Author Biography - Richard Woodman
Richard Woodman was born in London in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at 16 and has sailed in a variety of ships, serving from apprentice to captain. He remains a professional sailor and in 1978 won the Marine Society's Harmer Award.
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