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    Default The Continental Risque.

    I have just started this third book in a series by James Nelson.
    They are novels which chart the formation and development of the embryonic American Navy from the Rhode Island inception through the eyes of one Captain Isaac Biddlecombe.
    It is great to get the American point of view for a change, and fits in with my current interest in the American Navy.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Rob, I just finished the fifth and final book of the series (even though the series was originally called a trilogy) and I found the series got better with each subsequent book. Having said that, Book 3 The Continental Risque and Book 4 Lords of the Ocean were my two favorites. As a side note, the author sailed as Third Mate on the HMS Rose replica prior to its movie days in Master and Commander.
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    Thanks for the info Anthony.
    Very interesting and explains why his sail setting and handling is so well explained.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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