A Sailor of King George
by Captain Frederick Hoffman
Publisher: John Murray 1901
Number of pages: 340
These are the riveting recollections of an officer of the Royal Navy -- Nelson's navy -- in the first years of the nineteenth century, through the long wars with Britain's ancient enemy Spain and the France of the Revolution, Consulate and of the newly crowned Emperor Napoleon. Hoffman was a seaman who could inspire aspects of the Hornblower character.
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