Nathaniel Drinkwater's life at sea begins with the HMS CYCLOPS' capture of the SANTA TERESA during Admiral Rodney's dramatic Moonlight Battle of 1780. Subsequently, Drinkwater's courage and initiative are put to the test as the CYCLOPS pursues American privateers threatening British trade and is later dispatched to the swamps of South Carolina, where many lives are lost both at sea and ashore.
Gradually, Drinkwater matures into a capable and self-assured sailor. As he contends with enemy forces, the tyranny of the CYCLOPS's midshipman, and the stark contrast between the comfort of home life and the brutality of naval service, he finds strength and sustenance in the love of his beloved Elizabeth.
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Richard Woodman has sailed ina variety of ships, rising through the ranks from apprentice to captain. A member of the Society for Nautical Research, he is the author of some two dozen nautical novels, including 14 titles in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series, as well as several non-fiction books.Review:
Nautical novelist Richard Woodman arrives in New World ports with the first three of 14 installments in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series, previously released in the U.K. between 1981 and 1983 and compared by critics there to C. S. Forester's Hornblower saga. Part of the Mariner's Library Fiction Classics, An Eye of the Fleet, A King's Cutter, and A Brig of War are set in the late 18th Century and find hero Drinkwater caught up in revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic. Those looking for high seas action and historical intrigue are in luck but these are strictly for devotees of the genre. (Publishers Weekly)
Action to the bone, no romantic bilgewater, a first-rate account of conditions in Rodney's navy. (The Observer)
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Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110719537886