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From Powder Monkey to Admiral
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,380. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Orphaned and homeless young William (Henry) Rayner signs on to a Royal Navy frigate at the end of the 1700s in order to better his life. With his quick intelligence and devotion to duty he rises through the ranks from the foc'sle to command. The first of two volumes Book I tells of Henry's rise from serving before the mast to becoming a midshipman.
Our Name Wasn't Written - A Malta Memoir (1936-1943)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,680. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the memoir of a young mother struggling to feed, clothe and house her family on “the most bombed island on earth” — Malta, during World War II. Written by two generations of eye-witnesses to the destruction wrought on the strategically vital island of Malta by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
Soldiers’ Tales - As told to the folks back home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Genuine tales told by soldiers from the Boer War of 1899 to Afghanistan in 2011. The clear unvarnished truth from men who were in the tranches of World War I, who flew bombing missions over Germany in World War II, who were captured by the Japanese, who invaded Suez in 1956, who met Russians in the Cold War and much else besides.
Privateer
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,870. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
A promising young officer in the British royal navy. A fearsome pirate. A brave hero of the American Revolution. What is their improbable connection? Remarkably, they happen to be the same person. Privateer is the story of Mathew Carrigan, America's first naval hero. Fast-paced and suspenseful, Privateer blends history, intrigue, romance, and humor with several twists along the way.
The Good Harvest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
It's 1814 in London, and Harold Hammonds has come a long way in his 24 years. He's second officer aboard the merchant vessel "The Good Harvest", bound for Sydney with a cargo of settlers goods, topped off with a parcel of transported convicts. It's a hell voyage, ending with a storm that wrecks them on an island off the west coast of New Zealand. Should he stay? Will he claim this grand place?
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands Conflict
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This short history sums up the events leading up to the war and its major military actions including details of an Argentinian plan to sink a Royal Navy ship in Gibraltar harbour and a British plan to land SAS soldiers in Argentina to destroy aircraft while they were still on the ground.
Ganges Boy
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Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
A true account of my first weeks in the Royal Navy.
The Barbary Inheritance
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Price: $3.44 USD. Words: 87,830. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Abandoned by his father at an early age, Zak’s life is saved by the owner of a brothel, Madam Ziya. He is adopted by the notorious Del Greco and learns the ancient art of piracy. During his passage through life, he falls foul of Lord Rosemount of the Royal Navy - both men have vowed to destroy the other. One of them will die!
Trafalgar Dispatches
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,460. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
What was it like to fight at Trafalgar? How would the modern media report the greatest sea battle of the Georgian era which still resonates today? A victory against all odds which secured the pre-eminence of the Royal Navy and heralded Pax Britannica, Britain's dominance of the seas for a hundred years; a victory which etched the name of a fallen hero, Admiral Nelson deep into the nation's psyche.
My Life On The Ocean Waves
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,290. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Douglas Freeman was in the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1976. Is this the funniest Royal Navy Auto-biography ever? Well my family and friends seem to think so. The people I loaned my book to said they were in stitches with all the funny stories I had to tell about my journeys around the world and "My Life On The Ocean Waves".