Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."—Times Literary Supplement Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Being Portions of Many Letters and Journals Written to and for Her Cousin Mistress Dorothea Engel ... by Katherine ... Patison, During ... the Time of the Struggle for the Independence of the Colonies, These Writings Have Been Condensed and Arranged ...
Author: Elizabeth N. Barrow
Category: United States
Captain James Fortune and Sergeant John Finch both reside in the same village in Hampshire. Though they may share the same geography, they do not share the same social status. They lead very different lives, but two factors link them together. Firstly they both belong to the same regiment: the Rifle Brigade. The second factor, however, is only known to one of them: they are related. The story opens as rumours circulate regarding the likelihood of the outbreak of the war and the regiment is subsequently posted to the Crimean Peninsula. The army lands and we follow Fortune and Finch from the battle of the Alma to the eventual fall of Sevastopol, where both men are involved in a secret and dangerous mission. Will they survive the war and their mission? Or will only one of them discover the truth behind their familial bond?
Author: Tony Foot
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Category: Crimean War, 1853-1856
The Balkan Trilogy is the story of a marriage and of a war, a vast, teeming, and complex masterpiece in which Olivia Manning brings the uncertainty and adventure of civilian existence under political and military siege to vibrant life. Manning’s focus is not the battlefield but the café and kitchen, the bedroom and street, the fabric of the everyday world that has been irrevocably changed by war, yet remains unchanged. At the heart of the trilogy are newlyweds Guy and Harriet Pringle, who arrive in Bucharest—the so-called Paris of the East—in the fall of 1939, just weeks after the German invasion of Poland. Guy, an Englishman teaching at the university, is as wantonly gregarious as his wife is introverted, and Harriet is shocked to discover that she must share her adored husband with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Other surprises follow: Romania joins the Axis, and before long German soldiers overrun the capital. The Pringles flee south to Greece, part of a group of refugees made up of White Russians, journalists, con artists, and dignitaries. In Athens, however, the couple will face a new challenge of their own, as great in its way as the still-expanding theater of war.
Author: Olivia Manning
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Author: William Hamilton Maxwell
Excerpt from Josephine, the Child of the Regiment, or the Fortune of War: A Musical Comedy, in Two Acts March. Well, Pumpernickel, you must not tremble. I think our danger is now over. Pump. If I did tremble, my lady, it was only on your account, you have already suffered so much through the horrors of war, that I dread your being again exposed to such frightful scenes, and though I am with you to protect you and fight for you, yet, what could I and your valet and your postilions do, against a troop of infantry? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
A Musical Comedy, in Two Acts (Classic Reprint)
Author: John Baldwin Buckstone
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Author: William H. Maxwell
Als Kapitän Jack Aubrey nach Hause zurückkehrt, wird die Nachricht, daß die britische Shannon die Chesapeake der amerikanischen Aufständischen aufgebracht hat, in jeder Schänke so enthusiastisch gefeiert, als hätte Portsmouth soeben von einem großen siegreichen Gefecht der Kriegsflotte erfahren. Natürlich ließ sich daran ermessen, wie groß die Bestürzung über die Niederlagen gewesen war, welche die Amerikaner der Krone beigebracht hatten, und vielleicht auch, wie sehr die Bevölkerung die Royal Navy liebte. Doch auf Aubrey wartet zur Belohnung keineswegs ein Kommando von angemessener Bedeutung. Jedenfalls sieht das auf den ersten Blick so aus, als man ihn auf die Ariel kommandiert und diese einem Ostseegeschwader angliedert. Erst nach und nach bemerkt Aubrey, daß sein Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin, gleichzeitig einer der gerissensten Geheimagenten der Briten, bis über beide Ohren in gefährliche Pläne zum Sturz Napoleons verwickelt ist. Auch der berühmte »Blaue Peter«, ein Diamant von beachtlicher Größe, spielt eine undurchsichtige Rolle ... Der siebte Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
Four Japanese nationalists storm Tokyo's imperial palace and behead the emperor. Their goal: to invade Russia and conquer oil-rich Siberia in order to dominate the globe. Soon the world explodes in war, as Japan, Russia and the United States go head-to-head in a struggle that threatens total destruction. Now three men from three different nations must meet their ultimate challenge: to fight as patriots in a war driven by greed and madness--and save the planet from nothing less than a full-scale nuclear attack. Stephen Coonts' Fortunes of War is an explosive, action-packed thriller.
Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
An Historical Tale of the Fourteenth Century, from the Chronicles of Gataro, with Notes
Author: David Syme
Category: Fourteenth century
a story of the Soudan war
Author: Lewis Hough
From the quotations which I have produced the selfish and disgusting conduct of Lord Dalgarno will not perhaps appear overstrained; nor will the scenes in Whitefriars and places of similar resort seem too highly coloured.
Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: London : J.C. Nimmo
Category: Great Britain