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Its 1812. Hornblower, now married to Lady Barbara, is promoted Commodore commanding a squadron and sent to the Baltic where he aids the Russians during the time Napoleon's army marches into Russia.The commodore works with Colonel von Clausewitz in the defense of Riga. He comes through raids, assignations, a siege, an attempted assassination by a member of his crew , and typhus, seeking success but not notoriety, while his introspection sometimes overwhelms him. According to his biographer, Hornblower's swift actions using ungainly bomb-ketches, landed marines and his naval insight for strategy and tactics probably had major influences on the retreat of Napoleon from Russia. Another great read.
About the Author
20th Century British author famed for the 12 Hornblower novels, African Queen, Payment Deferred, 12 tales of war, and more than 20 other works.
Date of Birth:August 27, 1899
Date of Death:April 2, 1966
Place of Birth:Cairo, Egypt
Place of Death:Berkeley, California
Education:AlleynGuy's Medical School of the University of London