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Nelson, James L.

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Works: 39 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 10,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Naval history  Sea stories  Military history  Adventure stories  War stories 
Classifications: PS3564.E4646, 813.54
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Publications about James L Nelson
Publications by James L Nelson
Most widely held works by James L Nelson
With fire & sword : the battle of Bunker Hill and the beginning of the American Revolution by James L Nelson( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the events of the Battle of Bunker Hill and the beginning of the American Revolution, describing key figures from both sides, and how the battle's outcome influence British strategy throughout the course of the conflict
George Washington's secret navy : how the American revolution went to sea by James L Nelson( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the early phases of the Revolution, when Britain ruled the seas and George Washington sought to challenge its dominance
The blackbirder by James L Nelson( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
"In a blind rage, King James, ex-slave and now Marlowe's comrade in arms, slaughters the crew of a slave ship and makes himself the most wanted man in Virginia. The governor gives Marlowe a choice; Hunt James down and bring him back to hang or lose everything Marlowe has built for himself and his wife, Elizabeth." -- Jacket
By force of arms by James L Nelson( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
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
Reign of iron : the story of the first battling ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack by James L Nelson( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Traces the events of the American Civil War naval battle between the nation's first non-wooden ships, documenting how breakthroughs in ironclad innovations contributed to the outcome of the conflict and discussing key individuals
The guardship by James L Nelson( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
A naval adventure whose hero commands a warship, defending colonial Virginia from pirates. On land he faces danger as well, he killed a tobacco planter in a duel over a woman and the family wants revenge
Glory in the name : a novel of the Confederate Navy by James L Nelson( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
April 12, 1861. With one jerk of a lanyard, one shell arching into the sky, years of tension explode into civil war. And for those men who do not know in which direction their loyalty calls them, it is a time for decisions. Such a one is Lieutenant Samuel Bowater, an officer of the U.S. Navy and a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Hard-pressed to abandon the oath he swore to the United States, but unable to fight against his home state, Bowater accepts a commission in the nascent Confederate Navy, where captains who once strode the quarterdecks of the world's most powerful ships are now assuming command of paddle wheelers and towboats. Taking charge of the armed tugboat Cape Fear, and then the ironclad Yazoo River, Bowater and his men, against overwhelming odds, engage in the waterborne fight for Southern independence
The pirate round by James L Nelson( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
In 1706, Thomas Marlowe loads his ship with tobacco and sets sail from Virginia for the court of the great mogul of India. He secretly plans to turn pirate in the Indian Ocean
Thieves of mercy : a novel of the Civil War at sea by James L Nelson( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
A sequel to Glory in the Name finds Confederate navy captain Samuel Bowater voyaging to the site of his latest command but encountering trouble upon the discovery that his new warship is still under construction and that enemy forces are closing in, a situation that forces Bowater to team up with an undisciplined River Defense Squadron commander. Having survived the bloody Battle of New Orleans and the loss of their ironclad Yazoo River, captain Samuel Bowater, engineer Hieronymus Taylor, and the survivors of their crew are given new orders -- take command of an ironclad warship being built in Memphis, Tennessee. Bowater and his men take passage upriver from "Mississippi" Mike Sullivan, one of the wild, undisciplined captains of the River Defense Squadron, only to find, on their arrival, that their ship is not even half built and the enemy is closing fast. Against their better judgment, Bowater and crew join forces with the mercurial Sullivan on board his ad hoc river gunship the General Page. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Confederates once again fling themselves bravely at the overwhelming power of the Yankee invaders. The deadly back-and-forth fight along the Mississippi ends at last in the massive naval battle of Memphis, and the near-suicidal attempt by the Confederates to hold back the Northern flood. Filled with wild characters and heart-pounding action, and set against the bold backdrop of the Civil War, Thieves of Mercy is a worthy successor to the W.Y. Boyd Award-winning novel Glory in the Name, the book Bernard Cornwell lauded as "by far, the best Civil War novel I've read."
George Washington's great gamble and the sea battle that won the American Revolution by James L Nelson( Computer File )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
"In the opening months of 1781, General George Washington feared his army would fail to survive another campaign season. The spring and summer only served to reinforce his despair, but in late summer the changing circumstances of war presented a once-in-a-war opportunity for a French armada to hold off the mighty British navy while his own troops with French reinforcements drove Lord Cornwallis's forces to the Chesapeake. The Battle of the Capes would prove the only time the French ever fought the Royal Navy to a draw, and for the British army it was a catastrophe. Cornwallis confidently retreated to Yorktown, expecting to be evacuated by a British fleet that never arrived. In the end he had no choice but to surrender. Although the war sputtered on another two years, its outcome was never in doubt after Yorktown. General Washington's Great Gamble is the story of the greatest naval engagement of the American Revolution. It is also a study in leadership, good and bad, political machinations and the wild, unpredictable circumstances that led to the extraordinary confluence of military and naval resources at that time and place."--books.google.com
Lords of the ocean by James L Nelson( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
After helping to rescue the Continental Army after the Battle of Long Island, Captain Isaac Biddlecomb takes Benjamin Franklin to France and raids the British coast
All the brave fellows by James L Nelson( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Captain Isaac Biddlecomb is sailing along the New Jersey coast with his wife and newborn son aboard, unaware that the entire British fleet stands in his way, along with "his enemy Lt. John Smeaton, a man to whom he owes a debt of blood."--Jacket
Benedict Arnold's navy : the ragtag fleet that lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but won the American Revolution by James L Nelson( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Covering one of history's great battles, Benedict Arnold's Navy recounts the courageousand exemplary campaign of Arnold and his cobbled-together fleet of ships against a much superior British force in the Battle of Valcour Island (Lake Champlain) in October 1776. This landmark book shows how Arnold's fearless leadership against staggering odds in a northern wilderness secured for America the independence that he would later try to betray
The sweet trade by James L Nelson( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
While in Nassau with hopes of a governor's pardon that will enable him to leave his trade, devious pirate Calico Jack Rackham instead recruits two new members of his crew: Anne Bonny, a bored Southern Belle, and Mary Read, an Englishwoman who has lived her life as a merchant sailor disguised as a man
The maddest idea by James L Nelson( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
When gunpowder reserves dwindle to dangerously low levels in 1775, General George Washington sends Captain Isaac Biddlecomb on a treacherous mission to capture British gunpowder in Bermuda
The continental risque by James L Nelson( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
A naval adventure during the War of Independence. The hero is Captain Isaac Biddlecomb of the fledgling U.S. Navy. At the helm of a converted merchantman crewed by convicts he outfights a bigger British warship. Filled with historical detail
The only life that mattered the short and merry lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam by James L Nelson( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life female pirates of the West Indies, this novel of swashbuckling on the high seas in the eighteenth century finds adventure-seeking Anne Bonny teaming up with Calico Jack Rackham to raise the skull and crossbones over the Caribbean
All the brave fellows by James L Nelson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Lords of the ocean Cassette Pack by James L Nelson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
An enthralling new adventure in the REVOLUTION AT SEA series After ferrying General George Washington's troops across the East River and through the hell known as the Battle of Long Island, Captain Isaac Biddlecomb receives a monumental order. He is to transport to France the most powerful secret weapon in the country's arsenal - scientist, philosopher and the spirit of the enlightenment, Dr. Benjamin Franklin. With a new team of men forging through the wintry North Atlantic, braving the cordon of the Royal Navy, Biddlecomb's seemingly simple mission is just the first volley in a grand scheme: to topple France's neutrality by gaining its vital support, and turn the colonial uprising into a full-scale world war for freedom
Benedict Arnold's navy by James L Nelson( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Garrett, Elizabeth, 1962-

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Nelson, James
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