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The Captain from Connecticut No one but a madman would put to sea in such conditions A blizzard cut visibility to yards Long Island Sound was galloping whitecaps But in this second year of the war of conditions like these s

  • Title: The Captain from Connecticut
  • Author: C.S. Forester
  • ISBN: 9781877853302
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Captain from Connecticut By C.S. Forester, No one but a madman would put to sea in such conditions A blizzard cut visibility to yards Long Island Sound was galloping whitecaps But in this second year of the war of 1812, conditions like these spelled opportunity to Captain Josiah Peabody, USN His mission break the British Blockade The only thing in his favor was surprise Who would expect a Yankee frigate in LNo one but a madman would put to sea in such conditions A blizzard cut visibility to yards Long Island Sound was galloping whitecaps But in this second year of the war of 1812, conditions like these spelled opportunity to Captain Josiah Peabody, USN His mission break the British Blockade The only thing in his favor was surprise Who would expect a Yankee frigate in Long Island Sound at night Peabody is a fictional character, and C.S Forester s first American hero Yet it was men like him who compensated for our tragic lack of warships and set the world sounding with the feats of our small navy His exploits have the ring of the truth There is no better man than C.S Forester to tell the tale B O T Editorial Review Board

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    1. After having absorbed the sum total of all the Patrick O Brien Aubrey Maturin books, I have to say that this early Forester novel held no real surprises for me The sea going scenes were well done with appropriate attention to detail The connection with real historical events of the War of 1812 is nicely interwoven However, the characters are, for the most part, woefully two dimensional The romance introduced seemed dreadfully shallow and poorly realized But, perhaps in 1941 I should have not exp [...]

    2. This is an interesting book in comparison to Forester s much better known Hornblower series Ultimately, I have to say I found Captain Peabody both likable than Hornblower and a far less interesting character In many respects, this feels just like a Hornblower book, save with a watered down American hero in his stead The action is good, particularly the opening scene But in the final analysis it does t quite hold up to Hornblower.

    3. What fun to read a book so similar to the Hornblower novels, but in which it is OK to root for the Americans and against the British After pulling so long for Horatio Hornblower, it felt a little treasonous to cheer on the American ship But I managed it

    4. A perfect summer read Excitement, romance, and enough background on the War of 1812 and details of life at sea to be compelling and make you feel like you are learning something.

    5. Forester brings another story about tall ships, the wooden world, to us something he does so beautifully This is not Hornblower It is the War of 1812, when we had only a handful of ships we could blushingly call a navy because Jefferson had not seen fit to find a navy important and did not sign the request for the building of ships The British are blockading the east coast and the Gulf ports One lone ship successfully runs the blockade to work the whole of the Atlantic in an attempt to disrupt s [...]

    6. I have read all of C.S Forester s Horatio Hornblower books, and this one stands next to them as an equal It is refreshing to read a Forester book about American sailors and American ships, since his focus is so often on the British Navy The main character, Captain Peabody, is as complex as the character of Hornblower, but he doesn t have the latter s self doubt Peabody is fearless, daring, and confident just the qualities necessary for officers of the small American navy at that time The descrip [...]

    7. While I was at the USS Constitution museum, I naturally browsed the gift shop, and there I ran into The Captain from Connecticut by C.S Forester I thought I d read just about everything Forester ever wrote, but I d never even heard of this book The story is his only tale about the American Navy, and Captain Peabody is pretty much an American version of Hornblower, right down to both having silly last names Peabody was different enough from Hornblower to carry his story well without making me wis [...]

    8. I thoroughly enjoyed this book It was a happy accident that I pulled it off the shelf at the library The world needs heros like Josiah Peabody Have to admit, I did skim through some of the battles when they got a bit drawn out, but overall loved the history and the time period and the sweet little romance thrown in.

    9. Anyone looking for Hornblower should check this out Forester still can t write believable women, but that s irrelevant because he can write great sea stories.

    10. Excellent book, right on par with the Hornblower Series A nice change of pace describing naval warfare from the early American perspective.

    11. I read this before , when I was 12 or 13 years old I think I liked it back then but not now Even the naval battles bored me But perhaps still a good book for a 12 year old.

    12. it s been a long time since i ve read any Forester he can t write a relationship or women to save his life, but the battles are rousing, so it s entertaining enough.

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