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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower is the chronological first in the Horatio Hornblower series, in which Horatio earns his sea legs. The book is a series of extreme adventures in which Horatio Hornblower is indominable and courageous.
His first ship founders, weighed down by wet rice that split the seams. His second is captured by the French. In another episode, he loses his men. Adversity hounds Horatio Hornblower, but nevertheless, he triumphs with each disaster adding to Horatio's confidence and experience.

Set in 1793 on the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, this maritime adventure series explodes with the extraordinary seamanship and naval battles between England and France, superpowers of the seas.

Thank you Jim B in Anchorage, Alaska for turning me on to Horatio Hornblower! Only ten more to go....

--Ashland Mystery


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