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Kent, Alexander

Works: 302 works in 1,587 publications in 5 languages and 36,989 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Naval history  Sea stories  Case studies  History  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  War stories  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR6061.E63, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexander Kent
Stand into danger by Alexander Kent( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,466 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 )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,339 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 )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 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
Success to the brave by Alexander Kent( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,258 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 )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,257 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 1,245 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 )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 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
Colors aloft! by Alexander Kent( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,234 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
In gallant company by Alexander Kent( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,226 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 inshore squadron by Alexander Kent( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,219 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
To glory we steer by Alexander Kent( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,219 WorldCat member 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
Form line of battle! by Alexander Kent( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 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
The flag captain by Alexander Kent( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,163 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 )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 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 )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 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 )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 978 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
Sword of honour by Alexander Kent( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to England from several months' patrolling. War with the United States has not yet ended, but news of Napoleon's defeat has stunned a navy and a nation bled by years of European conflict. Victory has been the impossible dream and now, for Bolitho, a vision of the future and a personal peace seems attainable
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Passage to mutiny
Alternative Names

controlled identityReeman, Douglas

Douglas Reeman britischer Autor

Douglas Reeman British author

Douglas Reeman Brits schrijver

Douglas Reeman écrivain anglais

Kent, Alexander.

Kent, Alexander 1924-...

Reeman, Douglas 1924-

Reeman, Douglas Edward.

ケント, アレグザンダー


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