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Kent, Alexander

Overview
Works: 114 works in 1,117 publications in 4 languages and 35,793 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Naval history  Sea stories  History  Historical fiction  Sea fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6061.E63, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexander Kent
Stand into danger by Alexander Kent( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 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 of 1998 pbk. ed
Passage to mutiny by Alexander Kent( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,288 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 1,250 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 1,245 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 1,237 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
Colors aloft! by Alexander Kent( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,228 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
Signal, close action! by Alexander Kent( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 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 )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,218 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 1,199 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
In gallant company by Alexander Kent( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,198 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
Form line of battle! by Alexander Kent( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 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 1,146 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 1,107 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 )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 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 963 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
Man of war by Alexander Kent( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 825 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
Relentless pursuit by Alexander Kent( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1815. Captain Adam Bolitho carries on the Royal Navy tradition of his seafaring family. Summoned to the Admiralty by Sir Edward Pellew, Adam is ordered to sail his 46-gun frigate Unrivalled into African waters to aid His Majesty's campaign against slave-runners. Preoccupied with avenging his uncle Richard's death while confronting an entrenched adversary and the aggressive opposition of the Algerian overlord, he fears he may be setting his crew on a course of doom
For my country's freedom by Alexander Kent( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and French and held by 812 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
Sword of honour by Alexander Kent( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1814. 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
Heart of oak by Alexander Kent( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1818: Captain Adam Bolitho takes command of HMS Onward, grateful for employment at a time when other officers are languishing on the beach. He must accept both the honour and the challenge of his new command, in confronting old enemies and ambitious rivals to forge an uneasy alliance against corsairs and privateers in the Mediterranean
 
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Colors aloft!
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 1924-2017

Reeman, Douglas Edward.

ケント, アレグザンダー

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Languages
English (504)

French (35)

Spanish (23)

Japanese (3)

Covers
Passage to mutinySuccess to the braveA tradition of victoryCommand a king's shipColors aloft!Signal, close action!The inshore squadronTo glory we steer