The Shadow of the Eagle: #13 A Nathaniel Drinkwater Novel

Author:   Richard Woodman
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Volume:   13
ISBN:  

9781574091038


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 May 2002
Format:   Paperback
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It is 1814 and Napoleon has abdicated as Emperor of the French. King Louis XVIII is brought out of his English exile and escorted back to France by an Allied squadron commanded by the Duke of Clarence. The `Great War' is at en end and Europe prepares to celebrate the return of legitimate monarchy. But the victorious Allies are increasingly suspicious of one another. Alexander I, the capricious Tsar of Russia, believes he is the savior of the world, while Great Britain whose sea-power has guaranteed victory at sea and contributed to the military success of Russia, Austria and Prussia, remains at war with the United States of America. Out of the ashes of defeat, France's greatest survivor, Talleyrand, prepares to restore his beaten country to the forefront of European politics. Amid this upheaval, discontented Bonapartists plot to restore the eagle whose shadow still lies across the continent. Attending King Louis, Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is alarmed to receive secret intelligence that a new and imminent threat exists to peace.

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Author:   Richard Woodman
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Sheridan House
Volume:   13
Dimensions:   Width: 15.10cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.386kg
ISBN:  

9781574091038


ISBN 10:   1574091034
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 May 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Action to the bone, no romantic bilge-water Observer . . for all who like to read about naval action in the 19th century, told with gusto and bravura Publishing News


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Captain Richard Martin Woodman retired in 1997 from a 37-year nautical caree. Woodman's Nathaniel Drinkwater e series is often compared to the work of the late Patrick O'Brian. Unlike many other modern naval historical novelists, such as C.S. Forester or O'Brian, he has served afloat. He went to sea at the age of sixteen as an indentured midshipman and has spent eleven years in command. His experience ranges from cargo-liners to ocean weather ships and specialist support vessels as well as yachts, square-riggers, and trawlers. Said Lloyd's List of his work: As always, Richard Woodman's story is closely based on actual historical events All this we have come to expect --and he adds that special ambience of colourful credibility which makes his nautical novels such rattling good reads.

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