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Cleared for Action!: Four Tales of the Sea

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Stephen W. Meader, master storyteller, takes the reader in four separate books across fifty years of American life upon the sea. Cleared for Action! begins in the spring of 1812 when Jeff Robbins is forced from a Yankee merchant schooner to serve on a British frigate--only weeks before war with England is declared. In Whaler 'Round the Horn, Rodney Glenn runs away to sea o ...more
Paperback, 639 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Bethlehem Books (first published June 1940)
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Sarah
Nov 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Book 1- Cleared For Action:

This book was a very enjoyable read. It doesn't really get exciting until half way through. And even than it's a rather mild read. But I really liked it. The characters also weren't quite a developed as I would have liked. I also got a little lost in the riggings and mainsails and all the ship talk. I would recommend this book for a long car ride, or a long weekend, but it's not something I would recommend if you are looking for thrilling adventure novel.

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Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent and accurate historical novel about the War of 1812. Stephen Meader's novels are not only entertaining, but educational.
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Stephen W. Meader (May 2, 1892 – July 18, 1977) was the author of over forty novels for young readers. His optimistic stories generally tended to either concern young men developing independent businesses in the face of adversity, or else young men caught up in adventures during different periods in American history.

Meader graduated from Haverford College in Philadelphia in 1913, and initially wor
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