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In this book Captian Hornblower sails his first ship of the line to the Spanish station, where he harries French communications under the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries.
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C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy's Hospital, and after leaving Guy's without a degree he turned to writing as a career. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.
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Book Description Penguin, 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140011145
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0140011145