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Midshipman Bolitho
Kent, Alexander.
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Uniform Title:
Richard Bolitho, midshipman
Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press ; Chicago : Distributed to the book trade by Login Trade, 1998.
Physical Description:
238 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom by Hutchinson in two volumes: Richard Bolitho-- midshipman, 1975, Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger', 1978"--T.p. verso.
Richard Bolitho, midshipman -- Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger.
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The year is 1772, and Richard Bolitho is a sixteen-year-old midshipman about to undergo a severe initiation into the game of seamanship. The book follows young Bolitho's adventures as he intercepts and destroys a band of vicious pirates and then is swept away on a dangerous mission through the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers, wreckers, and murderers.

Author Notes

Alexander Kent is a pseudonym for Douglas Reeman. He was born in 1924 in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. At the the beginning of World War II, he joined the Royal Navy age of 16. His naval experiences have been major influences on his works.

Reeman is regarded as the master of sea stories. In 1958, his first novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published. Under the pseudonym, Alexander Kent, he wrote over 20 novels including the best-selling Richard Bolitho novels. Under his real name, he has written over 30 novels including the Royal Marines Saga. His works as Kent and Reeman are published in 14 languages around the world.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Published in 1977, 1975, and 1980, respectively, these are the first three installations in Kent's ongoing series of the adventures of protagonist Richard Bolitho. The plots follow Bolitho's various exploits in the Royal Navy in the late 19th century. McBooks will eventually reprint all 23 Bolitho novels. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.