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About this book: Published in 1986 in paperback by Dyllansow Truran, 181pp, 'The Cornish Captain's Tale' by Laurence O'Toole is all about Admiral Nelson's "band of brothers", those notable fighting captains of the Napoleonic Wars, who have been amply described in biography and fiction. Here we have the life story of a Cornish sea officer of the previous generation, one who showed no less courage and devotion to duty. Richard Spry fought in campaigns which carried him from the Mediterranean to the West Indies, from the tropical heat of India, to the frozen coasts of North America. His career had its share of fortune and misfortune, but he survived to become Rear Admiral Sir Richard Spry, and to die at home in his beloved Cornwall. No one is better qualified that was Laurence O'Toole to write this tale. He went to sea in square rigged sailing ships, served in the wartime navy, and was familiar with many of the coasts that form the background of Richard Spry's story. Contents: 1. The fight of Nantucket Shoal; 2. The Making of A Sailor; 3. The Path to Command; 4. Shifts of Fortune; 5. H.M.S. "Chester" in Nova Scotia; 6. H.M.S. "Chester" in Soundings; 7. A Passage to Pondicherry; 8. From Two Frigates; 9. The War in the West; 10. H.M.S "Oxford" at Louisberg in 1757/8; 11. To Glory We Steer; 12. The Long Blockade; Epilogue for an Admiral. Appendices: 1. His Majesty's Bomb "Comet"; 2. Ships and Captains; 3. Glossary; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index
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Book Description Dyllansow Truran, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Grubby book. This book is dirty and has significant shelf wear, however all text is there and readable, as such it is acceptable for sale, and is still a good read. Thanks. Seller Inventory # CHL3601961
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002424274
Book Description Dyllansow Truran, Redruth, 1986. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A tight,clean copy,from the Library of John Blowey,with his Bookplate.5pp.Publisher's Adverts. Seller Inventory # 005107
Book Description DYLLANSO TRURAN,UK, 1986. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition.... UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.VERY NEAR FINE UNREAD SOFTWRAPS ORIGINAL. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 39BNNBNGGG/G
Book Description Dyllansow Truran, 1986. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 001537