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Cross of St. George (Richard Bolitho #24)

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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.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by McBooks Press (first published 1996)
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Eric
Mar 21, 2008 Eric rated it really liked it
This is book 22 of the series about Richard Bolitho. The series runs from his being a midshipman to Admiral. The plots convey shipboard life, the hardships of the sea, the horrors of battle and the complexities of romance in an age of social status and conventions.

This book provided a rich story line set in the background of the war of 1812 from the British perspective. The author does not make a super hero out of the main character, but one of vunerabilty. The character is slow going blind in o
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Richard Shepard
Sep 01, 2014 Richard Shepard rated it really liked it
This is the first of the Bolitho series I have read. Yes, I know it is #24 in the series, but it is the one I found at a local thrift store. Anyway, setting aside the difficulty of picking up in the middle of the saga, I found the book very entertaining and well written, a worthy complement to the Hornblower and Aubrey-Maturin series written upon the same theme.
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Well, this is my 3rd Alexander Kent book. Therefore, I don't really know how the series is flowing, but I got fed up with the romance element of this book. Monotonous. Why is he trying this hard to make it a love story?
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Quite good, but I preferred the earlier midshipman/captain adventures.
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