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A battle won /
S. Thomas Russell.
imprint
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
description
452 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0399156895, 9780399156892
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imprint
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
isbn
0399156895
9780399156892
abstract
After being tasked with taking HMS Themis into battle against the French for the strategically located island of Corsica, Master and Commander Charles Hayden soon must land his ship on Corsica, where his men join forces with native insurgents.
catalogue key
7284515
 
Purchase; DSO; 2011; RB289118.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2010-06-28:
This overlong sequel to Russell's 18th-century naval adventure, Under Enemy Colors, begins with British officer Charles Hayden being named temporary captain of the ill-starred frigate Themis, which this time is plagued by both an influenza outbreak and dissension from a trouble-making clergyman. Arriving in the Mediterranean, Hayden attempts to redeem himself by embarking on a dangerous mission to liberate Corsica, but upon returning to England, he makes an untoward discovery. Russell's melodramatic plotting often gets in the way of the action, but readers who relish the sting of salt spray and the tang of gunpowder will enjoy every page. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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After being tasked with taking HMS Themis into battle against the French for the strategically located island of Corsica, Master and Commander Charles Hayden soon must land his ship on Corsica, where his men join forces with native insurgents.
Main Description
Master and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the sequel to the international bestseller Under Enemy Colors . Winter 1793-the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France. In Plymouth, England, Master and Commander Charles Hayden is given orders to return to the ill-fated HMS Themis as the British fight the French for control of the strategically located island of Corsica. But within hours out of port, Hayden's uncanny knack for attracting the attention of the French navy sees Themis thrown back into action. When she lands in Corsica and her men join forces with native insurgents, Hayden finds himself at the vanguard of a brutal clash of empires.
Main Description
Master and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the sequel to the international bestseller Under Enemy Colors. Winter 1793-the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France. In Plymouth, England, Master and Commander Charles Hayden is given orders to return to the ill-fated HMS Themisas the British fight the French for control of the strategically located island of Corsica. But within hours out of port, Hayden's uncanny knack for attracting the attention of the French navy sees Themisthrown back into action. When she lands in Corsica and her men join forces with native insurgents, Hayden finds himself at the vanguard of a brutal clash of empires.

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