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Kent, Alexander

Works: 179 works in 1,385 publications in 4 languages and 35,693 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Naval history  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Sea fiction  War fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Adventure stories  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6061.E63, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Alexander Kent
Stand into danger by Alexander Kent( Book )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member 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
Sloop of war by Alexander Kent( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,267 WorldCat member 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
Passage to mutiny by Alexander Kent( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OCTOBER 1789, NEW SOUTH WALES. Into Sydney, capital of Britain's infant colony, sails the frigate Tempest. She is one of His Majesty's ships employed in policing the new southern trade routes. Her captain is Richard Bolitho, who hopes to be ordered home to England. Instead he is despatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea, where he must face hazards of fickle winds, pirates and savage islanders. But he is menaced by deeper fears; the men of the Bounty have mutinied in these same waters; and from distant Europe comes news of a revolution in France
To glory we steer by Alexander Kent( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate Phalarope is ordered to assist the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander--Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for. But beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship--her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands suspected of cowardice under fire and driven to near-mutiny by senseless ill-treatment
Success to the brave by Alexander Kent( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1802, the British Admiralty assigns to Richard Bolitho the distasteful task of sailing via Boston to the Caribbean to hand over the island of San Felipe to the French
A tradition of victory by Alexander Kent( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 1801, Plymouth ... Richard Bolitho's small squadron is still repairing the scars of battle earned at Copenhagen. Now the Admiralty needs Bolitho again. After eight years of war with France, Britain must show her strength and determination and dramatically weaken the French cause. The Admiralty wants an attack. Rear-Admiral Richard Boltho 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
Command a king's ship by Alexander Kent( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1784, and His Majesty's frigate "Undine" sets sail from Spithead for India. Europe may be at peace, but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy goes on. Richard Bolitho undertakes a task that would be better handled by a squadron
Signal, close action! by Alexander Kent( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now Commodore of a newly formed squadron, in a British fleet stretched to the limit, Richard Bolitho faces one of the toughest commissions of his career: to ascertain the fighting strength of the French - then seek, find, and bring them to battle
The inshore squadron by Alexander Kent( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member 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
Colors aloft! by Alexander Kent( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member 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
Form line of battle! by Alexander Kent( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1793, in the sequel to Passage to Mutiny, Captain Richard Bolitho of the Royal Navy sails from Gibraltar to fight against French forces at Toulon
In gallant company by Alexander Kent( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the Navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Richard Bolitho has to make momentous decisions
The flag captain by Alexander Kent( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is April 1797, Falmouth Bay, and returning home after 18 months' continuous service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the centre of the Great Mutiny crisis
Enemy in sight! by Alexander Kent( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1793. Despite Britain's successes, the outcome of the sea war is still in the balance. As soon as his ship's refit is completed, Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to join the blockade off the French coast. Hyperion's new crew is still little better than a rabble. But if he is to be victorious, Bolitho must test them prematurely ︣and risk a court-martial if he fails
With all despatch by Alexander Kent( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member 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
Honour this day by Alexander Kent( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member 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
For my country's freedom by Alexander Kent( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1811. Admiral Richard Bolitho is once again summoned to London from Cornwall. In defence of an Empire, the Admiralty must quell the unrest in America or face war with those who were once friends
Man of war by Alexander Kent( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member 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
The darkening sea by Alexander Kent( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June 1809. Soon after taking part in the dramatic capture of Martinique in the Caribbean, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is next despatched to the African coast to gather a flotilla and stop French attacks on British trade routes. But Bolitho must contend with more than Britain's old enemy - he must also face the hatred of his flag captian and betrayal by a man he once counted on as his friend. In the dangerous waters off South Africa, Bolitho hunts his foe; France's most brilliant admiral and the desperate mercenaries who sail with him. - from cover
Heart of oak by Alexander Kent( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1818: The war with France has ended. Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward and sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a show of solidarity. He knows he is lucky - the voyage should be easy, but Adam longs for a chance to marry the beautiful Lowenna and settle down on the Bolitho estate in Cornwall. Instead he must deal with the envy and ambition of his officers, hidden agendas among his men, and the former enemy's proximity. Then the Nautilus becomes a sacrificial offering on the altar of Empire, and the hunt is on for a treacherous foe. Suddenly every man must discover for himself whether the brotherhood of the sea can transcend old hatreds and an ocean of blood
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Colors aloft!
Alternative Names

controlled identityReeman, Douglas

Kent, Alexander.

Reeman, Douglas 1924-2017

Reeman, Douglas Edward.

Reeman, Douglas Edward 1924-

リーマン, ダグラス

English (524)

Spanish (23)

German (10)

Japanese (3)

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