Cross of St George

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McBooks Press, Apr 1, 2001 - Fiction - 320 pages
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February 1813: As American privateers pick off British and Canadian ships in the wake of the War of 1812, Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to defend Crown property. In the cold waters off Nova Scotia, he fights fruitless skirmishes with men of the frontier, all the while longing for peace.
 

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A new historical naval novel featuring Sir Richard Bolitho, who in February 1813, as convoys from Canada and the Caribbean fall victim to American privateers, returns to pursue a war he knows cannot be won. Read full review

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Contents

1 Sword of Honour
7
2 For the Love of a Lady
28
3 Morning Departure
48
4 Captains
62
5 A Face in the Crowd
83
6 Bad Blood
101
7 The Oldest Trick
117
8 Too Much to Lose
140
12 A Code of Conduct
213
13 Let them Never Forget
228
14 Verdict
245
15 No Din of War
261
16 Lee Shore
275
17 The Greatest Reward
295
Epilogue
315
Back Cover
321

9 A Flag Captain
162
10 Time and Distance
180
11 A Warning
194
Spine
322
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Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

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