HORNBLOWER DURING THE CRISIS by C.S. Forester

HORNBLOWER DURING THE CRISIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If you think it was all Nelson at Trafalgar, then read this and think again--of the newly Promoted Horatio Hornblower, without whom the British Navy might have bounded to the bottom. He had only one epaulette to denote anew captaincy without a ship when he presented a captured dispatch at the Admiralty, which led to a marvelous fraud on the French through forged orders and helped secure Nelson's glorious defeat of Napoleon's invasion plans. And honest Horatio went on...and on...until he became Admiral of the Fleet and a peer of the realm and a landlord of parts when, one miserable night, a disheveled Frenchman appeared at his door claiming to be Napoleon Bonaparte...Horatio will never sink in reader appeal; he's rum naval yarn entertainment.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1967
Publisher: Little, Brown