In Gallant Company

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  • In Gallant Company
  • Alexander Kent
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 0425039870

About the Author: Alexander Kent

In Gallant Company Kindle Û In Gallant Epub / gallant free, company epub, In Gallant book, In Gallant CompanyIn Gallant Company KindleA pseudonym used by Douglas ReemanSeries Richard Bolitho Adam Bolitho.


In Gallant CompanyIn Gallant Company Kindle Û In Gallant Epub / gallant free, company epub, In Gallant book, In Gallant CompanyIn Gallant Company KindleIn another thrilling Richard Bolitho adventure, the navy prepares for action at sea against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, as the American Revolution rages on the mainland.

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  1. Tim The Enchanter says:

    another good installment occasional hard to follow and filled with the minutia of sailing life much better than the ones written in the 2000 s

  2. Lars says:

    In the same vein as the Patrick O Brien Aubrey Maturin novels, this is the fifth in a series of novels of the 18th century British Navy.Like O Brien, Kent works in the details of naval life, but this novel, at least, lacks the sparkle of wit that the dynamic between two unforgettable characters like Aubrey and his surgeon naturally injects Lacking, too, so far, are the intrigues and 18th century spycraft but of course, this is just one novel.The gritty details of naval battles are rendered i In the same vein as the Patrick O Brien Aubrey Maturin novels, this is the fifth in a series of novels of the 18th century British Navy.Like O Brien, Kent works in the details of naval life, but this novel, at least, lacks the sparkle of wit that the dynamic between two unforgettable characters like Aubrey and his surgeon naturally injects Lacking, too, so far, are the intrigues and 18th century spycraft but of course, this is just one novel.The gritty details of naval battles are rendered in all their glory and awfulness, and Kent does seem to do a somewhat better job than O Brien at his beginning and ending of the novel O Brien novels sometimes feel like you ve walked into the middle of a film, and had to leave after the denouement, but before the final scene view spoiler This volume follows Bolitho through the relatively early days of the American Revolution, and a campaign to deny the rebels their supply of war materiel The British characters are well drawn and the inner conflict that Bolitho experiences as he is thrust into various challenging circumstances is nicely explored.Encounters with the French show them to be determined foes, but ultimately, civilized and even urbane, in both defeat and in victory.The rebellious Americans, however, are not depicted as anything but howling savages, apparently suffering various degrees of madness as they pursue the single minded objective of destroying the British Of course, all sides in any war will have their shares of madmen and uncivil conduct, but Kent does not seem to be able to capture the humanity of the Americans, which damages their believability somewhat.These flaws are not fatal to the story, though, and absent O Brien s towering domination of this field, Kent s achievements are significant and considerable hide spoiler If you ve exhausted O Brien and are hungry forfrom that milieu, or if you ve not yet met Aubrey and his particular friend Maturin, I can heartily recommend Kent and his dogged Bolitho

  3. Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here in June 2000.Although written five years later, the events of In Gallant Company come immediately before those of Sloop of War, detailing the adventures of Richard Bolitho as a naval lieutenant during the American War of Independence.In Gallant Company is extremely typical of the genre of naval novels set in the eighteenth century, complete with all the standard elements a gallant hero, pig headed superior officers, occasional scenes of brutality, and young Originally published on my blog here in June 2000.Although written five years later, the events of In Gallant Company come immediately before those of Sloop of War, detailing the adventures of Richard Bolitho as a naval lieutenant during the American War of Independence.In Gallant Company is extremely typical of the genre of naval novels set in the eighteenth century, complete with all the standard elements a gallant hero, pig headed superior officers, occasional scenes of brutality, and young men either disgracing themselves or proving themselves It is perhaps slightlyepisodic than usual, the periods of boring routine between moments of action being omitted between chapters which could stand on their own as short stories It gives the impression of something dashed off without a great deal of effort by an author thoroughly at home in his chosen genre

  4. Kay says:

    If only I liked series books better, I suspect I could really get into these This is packed full of naval and historical lore the backdrop is the American revolution Interesting to have a view of the war from the British perspective here I m only a casual reader of this type of historical fiction, but it seems that Kent s work is similar to O Brien, though perhaps not quite as technical That might be an advantage for some who get bogged down reading O Brien, as I admit I have

  5. Ben Page says:

    Nice, After Aubrey and Hornblower a few years back, I neededBolitho does the job very well

  6. Jim says:

    I started out a bit disappointed with this book First of all, for a historical novel, it has a major mistake in the opening pages The novel opens in New York harbor in March, 1777, with Lieutenant Richard Bolitho serving on HMS Trojan, a 74 gun ship of the line However, the author, in setting the stage for the book states that the British have occupied both New York AND Philadelphia This, of course, is not the case The British only sent an expeditionary force to Philadelphia in September, 1 I started out a bit disappointed with this book First of all, for a historical novel, it has a major mistake in the opening pages The novel opens in New York harbor in March, 1777, with Lieutenant Richard Bolitho serving on HMS Trojan, a 74 gun ship of the line However, the author, in setting the stage for the book states that the British have occupied both New York AND Philadelphia This, of course, is not the case The British only sent an expeditionary force to Philadelphia in September, 1777, which is when the Battle of Brandywine occurred, with Lord Howe defeating General Washington Brandywine then opened the road for Lord Howe and his British forces to enter Philadelphia So this is a major mistake, I believe for a historical fiction writer.And the first part of the book is dedicated to a fight for Fort Exeter in South Carolina, which according to the author was a staging point for receiving contraband arms and gunpowder for Washington s army I had a little problem understanding how, in the Spring of 1777, when Washington s small army was between New York and Philadelphia waiting to see what Lord Howe planned for the summer campaign season, the colonials could possibly have set up a transportation system involving arms supplies flowing from South Carolina to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.The taking of Fort Exeter is somewhat interesting However, the real meat of the novel happens in the second half when HMS Trojan sails to the Caribbean in search of American pirates and privateers who are smuggling arms and gunpowder to the colonies There are some wonderfully descriptive accounts of sea battles There are stories of loyalty, of courage and, yes, of cowardice Despite my oririginal disappointment with the book, I found it ultimately to be an excellent addition to the Richard Bolitho series of naval fiction

  7. RhC says:

    Bolitho is again assigned to another Ship of the Line this time as Fourth Leiotenant of 6 wallowing off Staten Island awaiting orders of action, any action or duty where such a behemoth may contribute in the war against the colonies and their swift privateers.After many months idling orders come through that begin a series of events in which Bolitho composure and rationale helps save him and his company through unfavorable situations brought on by the questionable leadership of the Lts Bolitho is again assigned to another Ship of the Line this time as Fourth Leiotenant of 6 wallowing off Staten Island awaiting orders of action, any action or duty where such a behemoth may contribute in the war against the colonies and their swift privateers.After many months idling orders come through that begin a series of events in which Bolitho composure and rationale helps save him and his company through unfavorable situations brought on by the questionable leadership of the Lts immediately superior to him and eventually rises to 2nd Lt through attrition while ingratiating himself with the aloof ship s captain.Lots of land and sea action and human drama as Bolitho is forced to defend his first command albeit temporary of a captured brig s prize crew against insurmountable odds.3.5 Stars

  8. Lee says:

    I found myself torn in this 5th Bolitho book on who to root for Richard is fighting against the dastardly rebels in North America who are course American Revolutionaries A very good read as Richard finds himself a 4 Lieutenant aboard the Trojan which is doing harbor duty in NY during the Revolution Dispatched on several missions against Rebel privateers Richard continues to distinguish himself and rise up the ranks A good read.

  9. William Howle says:

    I enjoy books about the early days of the British navy and having read the first two in the series was delighted to find the third in the series I have read all of Patrick O Brian s books about Jack Aubrey and most of Julian Stockwin s Kydd series, so this fits into the genre of sea going tales Look forward to the next one in the series.

  10. Dr Robert Freeman says:

    Great read Has to be a clear five stars A great read that I couldn t put down Have to say better than Hornblower, Lewrie etc More about the people and their feelings It s good to read about vulnerability, rather than just their brave deeds It makes it real , to some extent, and you makes you wonder what the lives of those of the period were really like.