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Fighting sail (The Seafarers)

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Paperback, 184 pages
Published by Time Life UK (first published 1978)
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Nov 14, 2007 Timothy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like the word 'grog'
This book is out of one of those Time/Life series that no one ever owned but seemed to grace every high school library in the 1980's and 90's. There was a series about WWII, Vietnam, The Civil War, the Old West and I vaguely recall one about the occult or the supernatural that completely freaked me out. I absolutely loved them back then and I love them even more now, despite the the fact that they are extremely goofy.

The "contemporary" illustrations are so pathetic that I didn't know whether to...more
My DH found this in a used books store and got it for me. It's an enjoyable (though very biased) account of Lord Nelson's career and the naval battles which he fought. There was some good detail about these actions, and if you are interested in the subject but not already greatly knowledgeable, this is a worthwhile read.
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