Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cross of St. George (Richard Bolitho, #24)” as Want to Read:
Cross of St. George (Richard Bolitho, #24)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Cross of St. George (Richard Bolitho #24)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  348 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In the bitter February of 1813, with convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows cannot be won, but which Britain nor the United States can afford to lose...After nearly thirty years of almost continuous conflict with the old enemy, France, England, and her admiral desire only ...more
Kindle Edition
Published (first published 1996)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Cross of St. George, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Cross of St. George

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Eric
Mar 21, 2008 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Richard Shepard
Apr 01, 2013 Richard Shepard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Pasan Rajadasa
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?
Robert
Oct 10, 2014 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alexander-kent
Quite good, but I preferred the earlier midshipman/captain adventures.
Corneredmouse
Corneredmouse rated it liked it
Jun 29, 2011
Jared
Jared rated it really liked it
Nov 30, 2015
Charles
Charles rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2016
CHF_2012
CHF_2012 rated it it was amazing
Oct 25, 2015
Andrew Porteus
Andrew Porteus rated it really liked it
Oct 23, 2011
Dad
Dad rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2009
Brian McCullough
Brian McCullough rated it really liked it
Jul 10, 2015
unknown
unknown rated it really liked it
Apr 11, 2017
Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2015
Don Woolson
Don Woolson rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2016
Rick
Rick rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2013
Andy Desmond
Andy Desmond rated it it was amazing
Jan 14, 2016
Brian Lenhart
Brian Lenhart rated it really liked it
Oct 21, 2012
Howard Jolley
Howard Jolley rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2014
John Rhoads
John Rhoads rated it liked it
May 21, 2016
Luke
Luke rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2013
Christopher
Christopher rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2012
Kim Renwick
Kim Renwick rated it really liked it
Feb 07, 2017
Alan Vickery
Alan Vickery rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2014
Tom Poisson
Tom Poisson rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2015
Raymond Currie
Raymond Currie rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2013
Renay Carrier
Renay Carrier rated it it was amazing
Dec 09, 2016
Neshani
Neshani rated it it was amazing
Jul 15, 2015
Scott Buzzell
Scott Buzzell rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2013
Magro
Magro rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2017
Reading_in_the_Air
Reading_in_the_Air rated it really liked it
Jun 24, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Ramage & the Rebels (The Lord Ramage Novels, #9)
  • A King's Trade (Alan Lewrie, #13)
  • Artemis (Kydd Sea Adventures, #2)
  • By the Mast Divided (John Pearce, #1)
  • Battlecruiser

Other Books in the Series

Richard Bolitho (1 - 10 of 30 books)
  • Richard Bolitho — Midshipman (Richard Bolitho, #1)
  • Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger (Richard Bolitho, #2)
  • Band of Brothers (Richard Bolitho, #3)
  • Stand into Danger (Richard Bolitho, #4)
  • In Gallant Company (Richard Bolitho, #5)
  • Sloop of War (Richard Bolitho, #6)
  • To Glory We Steer (Richard Bolitho, #7)
  • Command a King's Ship (Richard Bolitho, #8)
  • Passage to Mutiny (Richard Bolitho, #9)
  • With All Despatch (Richard Bolitho, #10)

Share This Book