Most widely held works by Alexander Kent
Stand into danger by Alexander Kent ( Book )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
"In 1774, Richard Bolitho is a newly appointed Third Lieutenant, joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny. ... It is amidst the broadside battles and clash of swords that Bolitho learns to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer."--Cover of 1998 pbk. ed.
Sloop of war by Alexander Kent ( Book )
36 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
In 1778, British Navy Captain Richard Bolitho must fight the rebellious American colonists while steering clear of a treacherous woman, an incompetent senior officer, privateers, and marauding French warships.
To glory we steer by Alexander Kent ( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
In 1782, when the British frigate Phalarope is ordered to assist in the Caribbean, her new commander Richard Bolitho must deal with greed and ambition among the officers, and cowardice and impending mutiny among the seamen.
Success to the brave by Alexander Kent ( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Vice Admiral Richard Bolitho is given the task of returning the Caribbean Island of San Felipe to the French. Things go badly when the governor of the island refuses to cooperate.
Command a king's ship by Alexander Kent ( Book )
40 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
In 1784, Richard Bolitho sets sail for India on His Majesty's Frigate, the "Undine."
In gallant company by Alexander Kent ( Book )
37 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
In the midst of the British Navy's blockade of Washington's vital military supplies, "junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentous decisions in the heat of battle."--Cover.
Passage to mutiny by Alexander Kent ( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
"October 1789, and war clouds thunder over Europe when Richard Bolitho steers the Tempest into the perilous waters of the Great South Sea. His mission: to protect vulnerable English shipping lanes from her seagoing enemies."--Cover.
Signal, close action by Alexander Kent ( Book )
36 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Richard Bolitho, British commodore of a small Mediterranean squadron in 1798, faces danger from the weather, the enemy, and his own men as he attempts to discover the intentions and strength of the French armada.
The flag captain by Alexander Kent ( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
April 1797, Falmouth Bay. As France continues her bitter struggle for supremacy on land and sea, the Royal Navy receives a crippling blow at home: the Great Mutiny. Returning home after eighteen months' continuous service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the center of the crisis. And his new commander, it seems, is a man who will brook no interference...
A tradition of victory by Alexander Kent ( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Plymouth, July 1801: Richard Bolitho's small squadron, still repairing the scars of battle earned in heavy action at Copenhagen, has been months away from the sea. But the Admiralty needs Bolitho. After eight years of war with France, Britain must make a gesture that will show her strength and determination-and one which will dramatically weaken the French cause. The Admiralty wants an attack. Rear-Admiral Bolitho must follow his flag's tradition of victory, even though-for the first time in his life-he is torn between the demands of public duty and personal need.
Colours aloft by Alexander Kent ( Book )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Bolitho faces the grim reality of war at close quarters, he will be called upon to anticipate the strategies of the French fleet.
The inshore squadron by Alexander Kent ( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Continues the adventures of Richard Bolitho, this time during the Battle of Copenhagen where Lord Nelson leads the British to victory over the Danish fleet.
Enemy in sight by Alexander Kent ( Book )
28 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
The year is 1794 and Richard Bolitho takes his warship, the Hyperion, to join the blockade of France.
Form line of battle by Alexander Kent ( Book )
31 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
In 1793, Bolitho and the British warship Hyperion are trapped by the French in the Mediterranean.
Honour this day by Alexander Kent ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and German and held by 813 libraries worldwide
"In September 1804, as England stands alone against France and the fleets of Spain, Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho hoists his flag above the veteran Hyperion and sets sail with a new squadron for the Caribbean. His orders are to plan and execute a daring dawn raid on the Spanish Main. Beneath the hostile mortars of La Guaira lies the ultimate prize: her Catholic Majesty's largest treasure ship, laden with gold and silver bound for Spain." -- Back cover.
With all despatch by Alexander Kent ( Book )
27 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 805 libraries worldwide
It is 1792, over ten years since Britain's defeat by the American colonies, and the bitter humiliation still sticks sticks in the Admiralty's craw. Now brutal smugglers, many of them naval deserters, occupy the Channel, plying their trade between England and France. Richard Bolitho's mission: to take three speedy topsail cutters and fight the treacherous raiders off the coast of Kent.
Relentless pursuit by Alexander Kent ( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Sent to Sierra Leone, Adam Bolitho and Unirivalled, his powerful 46-gun frigate, add strength to the British squadron attempting to halt the slave trade. Aggravating this volatile situation is the Dey of Algiers, a man who seeks total war. For Adam, the immediate threat does not weigh as heavily on his mind as his loneliness and grief over his uncle's death. He must come to terms with his emotions, for a reckless assault on a massive stronghold is about to be launched.
Man of war by Alexander Kent ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Captain Adam Bolitho, of the 74-gun Athena, sails to the West Indies as flag-captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Bethune, who had been a friend of Adam's uncle, Richard. In the torrid waters of the Caribbean, they take on a renegade foe that knows no honor, offers no quarter, and traffics in human life.--Publisher description.
For my country's freedom by Alexander Kent ( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
It is 1811, and in this, the twenty-second Richard Bolitho novel, Alexander Kent's sensitive and compassionate hero is recalled to duty after only two and a half months' peace in Cornwall with his beloved Catherine.
Cross of St George by Alexander Kent ( Book )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 612 libraries worldwide
"February 1813, Halifax. With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose."--Cover.
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Kent, Alexander, 1924-
Reeman, Douglas 1924-アレグザンダー・ケント
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