Hornblower & the Hotspur (Hornblower Saga (Hardcover))

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April 1803. The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the Channel. Horatio Hornblower-who, at age twenty-seven, has already distinguished himself as one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy-commands the three-masted Hotspur on a dangerous reconnaissance mission that evolves, as war breaks out, into a series of spectacular confrontations. All the while, the introspective young commander struggles to understand his new bride and mother-in-law, his officers and crew, and his own "accursed unhappy temperament"-matters that trouble him more, perhaps, than any of Bonaparte's cannonballs.

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"No other contemporary writer can equal Forester at this kind of storytelling".

-- Chicago Tribune

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The third Horatio Hornblower tale of the sea chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero.

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