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By Force of Arms by James L. Nelson
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By Force of Arms (1996)

by James L. Nelson

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Good start for what could be a fine "Age Of Fighting Sail" epic, this time from an American perspective. Merchant captain is drawn reluctantly into battle with the British Navy. He finds that it will take his total commitment to succeed. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671519247, Paperback)

Fleeing the New England coast after foiling a British man-of-war's attempt to seize his cargo, merchant sea captain Isaac Biddlecomb finds himself in the middle of a brewing rebellion and at the mercy of a sadistic captain.

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America's war of independence from the seaman's side. The protagonist is Isaac Biddlecomb, captain of a merchant vessel which engages a British man-of-war, foiling a bid to seize its illicit cargo. The incident plunges Biddlecomb into the brewing revolution and a life of adventure. First book in a series.… (more)

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