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Naval Adventure

Manchester Public Library Reader's Connection
Naval Adventure....On the High Seas


Patrick O'Brian
The author convincingly depicts details of the Napoleonic wars and the rigors of life at sea in this historically accurate series featuring His Majesty's Royal Navy Captain, Jack Aubrey, and his friend, ship's surgeon and undercover agent, Stephen Maturin. All twenty of the novels in the series are listed below and can be found at the library.
Master and Commander
Post Captain
The H.M.S. Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen-Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
The Truelove
The Wine Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
The Hundred Days
Blue at the Mizzen


Follow the route of their travels in Harbors and High Seas: An Atlas and Geographical Guide
to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brien
- by Dean King with John B. Hattendorf (823.914)
Continue your enjoyment of the series with
Patrick O'Brian's Navy : the Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World (823.914 Q O'Neill) -
consultant editor, Richard O'Neill, contributors: Chris Chant, David Miller and Clive Wilkinson.

Edward Beach
World War II and Cold War submarine adventure with Captain Rich Richardson
Run Silent, Run Deep...Dust on the Sea...Cold is the Sea

James H. Cobb
Sea Strike
Target Lock - Commander Amanda Lee Garrett and the U.S. Navy task force led by Commander Amanda Garrett hunts hi-tech pirates in the Indonesian archipelago.

Tom Connery
Late 18th century adventure with Irish Lieutenant George Markham
A Shred of Honour ... Honour Redeemed

J. E. Fender
The Private Revolution of Geoffrey Frost, Mariner of Portsmouth New Hampshire ... Audacity, Privateer Out of Portsmouth...
Our Lives, Our Fortunes
Revolutionary War series

C.S. Forester (Cecil Scott) 1899-1966
The Captain Horatio Hornblower Saga
(Titles in this 19th Century British naval adventure series are listed in order of periods covered)
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Lieutenant Hornblower
Hornblower and the Hotspur
Hornblower and the Atropos
Captain Horatio Hornblower
(In three volumes as originally published:
The Happy Return or Beat to Quarters...
Ship of the Line...Flying Colours)

Commodore Hornblower
Lord Hornblower
Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies ... Hornblower and the Hotspur...
Hornblower During the Crisis and Two Stories

Richard Alexander Hough
Buller's Guns... Buller's Victory
With Royal Navy Captain Archy Buller (WWI)

Alexander Kent
Stand Into Danger... In Gallant Company ... To Glory We Steer... Command a King's Ship... Passage to Mutiny...
Form Line of Battle!... Success to the Brave ... Relentless Pursuit
(pseudonym for Douglas Reeman) Eighteenth Century British Naval adventure series with Midshipman
(and later Vice Admiral) Richard Bolitho

Dewey Lambdin
The King's Coat ...The French Admiral...The King's Commission... King's Privateer... Gun Ketch... H.M.S. Cockerel
... A King's Commander... Jester's Fortune ... King's Captain ... Havoc's Sword
18th century naval adventure series with Midshipman and later Commander, Alan Lewrie, of His Majesty's Royal Navy.

Philip McCutchan
Cameron in the Gap... Cameron in Command... Cameron Comes Through...
Cameron's Chase... Cameron's Commitment... Cameron's Crossing ...Apprentice to the Sea...The Second Mate
World War II British naval adventure series with Commander Donald Cameron

James L. Nelson
By Force of Arms...Maddest Idea...Continental Risque...Lords of the Ocean...All the Brave Fellows

Douglas Reeman
Badge of Glory ... The First to Land
World War I & II British naval adventures
H.M.S. Saracen...Deep Silence...Rendezvous South Atlantic
His Majesty's U-Boat...The Destroyers
Surface With Daring...Strike From the Sea ... A Ship Must Die...Torpedo Run
19th century British Naval Adventure

Victor Suthren
Black Cockade ...Admiral of Fear... Captain Monsoon
British naval adventure - 18th century

Richard Woodman
The Bomb Vessel...Decision At Trafalgar... In Distant Waters...A Private Revenge
19th century British Naval adventures featuring Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater

The Guineaman
A man fleeing a murder charge becomes a surgeon on a slave ship.

The Wager
China tea trade adventure

Herman Wouk - The Caine Mutiny