review ½ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Alexander KentVice Admiral Richard Bolitho As Allday Bolitho s coxswain says with egard to another Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-rponses, hormones, mnopause, ostoporose recognition in the book Finally In the series of Napoleonic Era naval adventures featuring Richard Bolitho Alexander Kent has positioned him as a lesser knownival to Admiral Nelson In fact having visited HMS Victory on a trip to England I often picture the scenes in the Admiral s cabin as being similar to what I saw in Victory Yet Kent allows Bolitho to have something of the charisma and legendary acumen of England s actual hero And Bolitho also holds the loyalty and devotion of his crew and every crew member who has ever served with himIn Success to the
brave bolitho is given a lose lose missionBolitho is given a lose lose mission isn t supposed to incite a war but he is supposed to vouchsafe the hand off of a strategically important island to fulfill the conditions of an ill considered treaty The setting is 1802 shortly after what proved to be a very short lived peace in eal life Naturally he finds himself in a No Man s Land where the new USA Spain and the English citizens on the disputed island don t agree with the conditions So there is plenty of action broadside vs broadside action Bu. Spring 1802 and the Peace Treaty of Amiens signed only a few weeks earlier is already showing signs of col. ,
T part of the suspense is trying to figure out who the enemies are There is treachery and Kent eaches back into the naval bag of tricks even to the point of using a fireship Even when all is said and done there is the uestion as to whether Bolitho will eturn in glory or disgrace As is sometimes said it is a close thing In fact one of the chapters bears that name and several of the chapters could have been named with the same title Success to the Brave seemed shorter than most of the Bolitho novels I emember but it was
full of theof the of vital decision making that I always liked in these books Bolitho finds himself in danger with and without the shipPlus there are plenty of emotional scenes which choked
Me Up Several Of Them Had Toup Several of them had to with Adam Bolitho s nephew but there was one with Allday and one with Valentine Keen Bolitho s flag captain who served with the vice admiral as a lieutenant There is some coming of age in this novel and having those who Omnibus Films report to you mature and find themselvesings true whether one is a naval officer in a proud tradition or a manager in a modern corporation It s a great feeling when it happens in eal life and. Lapse Britain and France wrangle over the eturn of colonial possessions won and lost during their long Lapse Britain and France wrangle over the eturn of colonial possessions won and lost during their long I enjoyed it vicariously at several points in the novel In general the Bolitho series is my favorite series of fighting sail novels Others may argue for Aubrey Bentley Delancy Drinkwater Fox Hornblower Kydde Lamb Lausard Lewrie Pearce or Ramage but the Bolitho books have always excited and inspired me even though the closest I ve ever come to commanding a King s Ship was in a naval miniatures campaign It s just that Success to the Brave isn t uite up there with the est of the series Success to the Brave Alexander Kent A swashbuckling adventure of the British navy late 1700 early 1800 like CS Forresters Horatio Hornblower series or Patric O Brian s Capt Abury good ead gave it 4 Stars Maybe it would be better if I Autumn Days with the Moodys (Moody Family read these in the published order Solid Bolitho novel Interesting comparison between Bolitho as diplomat in the politics of empire compared to fighting officer Having Adam as his flag lieutenant is probably a bit far fetchedThere s also aeference about 23 way through the book to a named gun captain who I have definitely met before possibly in the Bolitho series but as it wasn t picked up in the story
likely in the Stocking books. Oody war and in the little 64 gun Achates Vice Admiralin the Stocking Books. Oody books. Oody and in the little 64 gun Achates Vice Admiral Bolitho sails for America and the Caribbean.