Baltic Mission

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2000 - Fiction - 211 pages
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In the seventh tale of the highly acclaimed Drinkwater series, Captain Drinkwater's frigate, HMS ANTIGONE, is ordered to the Baltic Sea in the Spring of 1807 as Napoleon's grip has begun to reach across Europe to the borders of Holy Russia. As country after country falls under the weight of French domination, Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is faced with the challenges brought about by military disaster and diplomatic intrigue.

On board the ANTIGONE, Drinkwater is threatened by the seething discontent of his crew and the instability of his drunken first lieutenant. Drinkwater's task is to cooperate with his country's allies and intelligence agents. When a coded message is intercepted, his mission suddenly becomes one of extreme personal danger. As the fate of Europe is being decided, Drinkwater must carry out his mission in the face of his old enemy. This final confrontation brings him to the brink of death.
 

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These books comprise a nearly seamless professional life of Nathaniel Drinkwater. They are highly satisfying in terms of plotting, use of historical personages and events, and character development ... Read full review

Baltic Mission (Mariner's Library Fiction Classics)

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This duo of sea adventures spans the historic to the contemporary. Written in 1988, Baltic Mission is an installment in Woodman's Nathaniel Drinkwater series. This episode finds the British sailor on ... Read full review

Contents

Eylau
3
The Kattegat
11
An Armed Neutrality
24
The Shipment of Arms
34
A Stay of Execution
43
News from Carlscrona
58
A Perfect Opportunity
69
Nielsen
83
The Road to Tilsit
131
Ostroff
145
The Waters of the Nieman
151
The Meeting of Eagles
160
The Secret
167
THE POSTCHAISE
177
Accord
179
The Return of Ulysses
181

Friedland
96
Mackenzie
105
The Mad Enterprise
116
THE RAFT
125
Napoleon
127
The Vanguard of Affairs
189
News from the Baltic
199
Copenhagen
207
Authors Note
209
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Richard Woodman was born in London. England in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at the age of 16, which resulted in a 37 year nautical career. He became captain in 1980. He spent 11 years in command at sea, 6 years in operational management ashore, and is currently a Board Member of Trinity House, the authority responsible for navigational safety round the coast. He is a regular correspondent for the shipping newspaper Lloyd's List. He has written over 50 books, a mixture of fiction and maritime history. His fiction works include the Nathaniel Drinkwater series, A Kit Faulkner Naval Adventure series, and The William Kite Trilogy. He received several awards including the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award in 2001 for his journalism, the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal in 2005 for three major studies of convoy operations in the Second World War, and the Marine Society's Thomas Gray Medal in 2010 for his five-volume history of the British Merchant Navy.

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