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beat to quarters (Horatio Hornblower, #5) (original 1937; edition 1974)
by C. S. Forester (Author)
Hornblower : Beat to Quarters by C. S. Forester (Author) (1937)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316289329, Paperback)June 1808, somewhere west of Nicaragua-a site suitable for spectacular sea battles. The Admiralty has ordered Captain Horatio Hornblower, now in command of the thirty-six-gun HMS Lydia, to form an alliance against the Spanish colonial government with an insane Spanish landowner; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and "to take, sink, burn or destroy" the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad or face court-martial. A daunting enough set of orders-even if the happily married captain were not woefully distracted by the passenger he is obliged to take on in Panama: Lady Barbara Wellesley.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:01 -0400)
June, 1808 - and off the coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full. Now, in command of HMS Lydia, a 36 gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo, and to find a water route across the Central American isthmus.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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