a great book

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Re-reading one of the classics from C.S. Forrester- "Lieutenant Hornblower" and ran into this paragraph (about Lt Bush who as the series progresses becomes Hornblower's loyal and trusted subordinate)
    Truth from a novel- all of those observations are still true of military officers as well as being true in every other facet of life.

    The Hornblower books are real classics and are a series that I would highly recommend - they provide for some great summer reading. (BTW they are all available electronically as well as in hard copy so you can get them on your "nook" or "kindle"). Enjoy!:thumb:
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Read the entire series in high school; still have those books in my library and have read them several times.

    Classic!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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    Horatio Honblower. Great book series. :thumb:
     
  4. EDelahanty

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    Master and Commander

    Master and Commander is the first in a series of 21 historical novels by the English writer Patrick O'Brian about the British navy in the Napoleonic era. The series focuses on the rising but volatile career of seaman Jack Aubrey and his good friend, the surgeon, naturalist and spy Stephen Maturin.

    These books are brilliantly written and highly addictive.
     
  5. Bullet

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    Finished reading O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series last year (great way to kill time during the daily commute for work). LOVED them! And whole-heartedly concur, so well written with a prose and skill in language hardly found in today's publishing industry.

    What blew me away was the intimate descriptions of what life was like on a Royal Navy fighting vessel back then. Mind-blowing what they put up with!

    I guess I need to start ordering the Hornblower series for my Kindle!
     

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