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Ship of the Line
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Hornblower leads his first ship of the line into enemy waters in this installment of C. S. Forester's beloved adventure series, called "exciting, realistic, packed with grand naval action" by the New …
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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship …
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Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to…
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Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin #5)
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"[O'Brian's] Aubrey-Maturin series, 20 novels of the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, is a masterpiece. It will outlive most of today's putative literary gems as Sherlock Holmes has outlived Bulwer-…
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Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peaceti…
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H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3)
In H.M.S. Surprise, British naval officer Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin face near-death and tumultuous romance in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Tasked w…
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In Gallant Company (Richard Bolitho, #5)
As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the navy must maintain its blockade of Washing…
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The Fortune of War (Aubrey & Maturin #6)
An essential of the truly gripping book for the narrative addict is the creation of a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit, and O'Brian does this with prodigal specificity and ge…
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Treason's Harbour (Aubrey & Maturin #9)
All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries …
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Sharpe's Devil (Sharpe, #22)
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· 5254 Ratings
From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, another exciting adventure in the world-renowned   Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army…
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Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin #2)
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It’s 1802. The Treaty of Amiens has brought an end to the hostilities between Great Britain and France. Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, are enjoying the respite in t…
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Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin #1)
Ardent, gregarious British naval officer Jack Aubrey is elated to be given his first appointment as commander: the fourteen-gun ship HMS Sophie. Meanwhile—after a heated first encounter that nearly co…
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The Far Side of the World (Aubrey & Maturin #10)
The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling tra…
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The Surgeon's Mate (Aubrey & Maturin #7)
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French …
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Sharpe's Siege (Sharpe, #18)
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Sharpe's mission has seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, …
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Sharpe's Sword (Sharpe, #14)
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The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin.  He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once.  Now, he's getting a second cha…
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Stand into Danger (Richard Bolitho, #4)
In 1774, Richard Bolitho is a newly appointed Third Lieutenant, joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny. Dispatched on a secret mission, Destiny and her company face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and…
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Sharpe's Revenge (Sharpe, #19)
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When his honor and reputation are at stake, Sharpe seeks revenge--at any cost.

It is 1814, and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent--if the well protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richar…
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The Hundred Days (Aubrey & Maturin #19)
Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead…
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The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower: A Biography of C. S. Forester's Famous Naval Hero
Many know of Horatio Hornblower's exploits during the Napoleonic Wars through the novels of C.S. Forester, but how many know the true Hornblower—the man who rose from Midshipman to Admiral of the Brit…
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Sharpe's Havoc (Sharpe, #7)
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The new Richard Sharpe adventure

It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal. Sharpe is cut off and tries to fight his way back to the British…
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The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey & Maturin #18)
Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable thou…
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Sharpe's Gold (Sharpe, #9)
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With Wellington outnumbered, the bankrupt army's only hope of avoiding, collapse is a hidden cache of Portuguese gold.  Only Captain Richard Sharpe is capable of stealing it—and it means turning again…
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Sharpe's Waterloo (Sharpe, #20)
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· 6604 Ratings
June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield...and decide the fate of EuropeWith the emperor Napoleon at its head, and enormous French army is mar…
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The Commodore (Aubrey & Maturin #17)
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· 3508 Ratings
Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances.

For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at …
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Richard Bolitho — Midshipman (Richard Bolitho, #1)
October 1772, Portsmouth. And sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and…
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Sloop of War (Richard Bolitho, #6)
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The year is 1778, the ship is the 18-gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of battle. The American Revolution has turned…
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Sharpe's Battle (Sharpe, #12)
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· 7256 Ratings
From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the twelth installment in the world-renowned   Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at …
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Sharpe's Company (Sharpe, #13)
4.23 avg. rating
· 7738 Ratings
To stem the Napoleonic tide, Sharpe must capture a fortress—where his wife and infant daughter are trapped—while protecting himself from a fellow officer determined to destroy him.
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Sharpe's Regiment (Sharpe, #17)
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A corrupt political plot threatens to put an end to the South Essex regiment and the life of Major Richard Sharpe when he investigates and discovers an illegal recruiting ring selling soldiers like ca…
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Form Line of Battle (Richard Bolitho, #11)
The year is 1793, and England is once again at war. For Richard Bolitho, the renewal of hostilities with France means a fresh command and the chance for action after months of inactivity.
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