Enemies at Every Turn (HC)

Author David Donachie’s new novel, Enemies at Every Turn, will be released in hardcover in the UK on 24 October 2011 and in the US on 15 April 2012.

Free from jail, John Pearce is not free from the smugglers whose boat he stole, they want bloody revenge and are prepared to chase him to the ends of the earth to get it. Two of his Pelicans are now back in the Navy and need his help – what fate puts them on Ralph Barclay’s new ship?

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Pirate Killers: The Royal Navy and the African Pirates (HC)

Author Graham A. Thomas has a new book, Pirate Killers: The Royal Navy and the African Pirates, which will be released in the UK on 16 June 2011 and the US on 19 August 2011. It is now available for pre-order in hardcover.

One hundred and fifty years ago the Royal Navy fought a daring campaign against ruthless pirates and won. On West African shores they killed ‘The King of the Pirates’, Bartholomew Roberts and captured his fleet. Scores of his men were executed by the Admiralty Court.

On the Barbary Coast of North Africa pirates preyed on shipping in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic as they had done for centuries and they terrorized the populations of the coastal towns. To them, piracy was a way of life, and the great sea-powers of the day couldn’t stop them. Then, in one of the most remarkable – and neglected – anti-piracy operations in maritime history, the Royal Navy confronted them, defeated them and made the seas safe for trade.

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The Glorious First of June (HC)

The final book in ‘The Hearts of Oak Trilogy’ by Author Sam Willis, The Glorious First of June, which will be released worldwide on 29 September 2011 is now available for pre-order in hardcover.

On 1 June 1794, after a week of skirmishing, the French and British fleets came to close quarters in the northwest Atlantic, some 400 miles off the coast of Brittany. No battle had ever been fought so far from land. The French, in ships painted blood-red and bearing banners proclaiming ‘la République ou la mort!’ were escorting a American grain convoy to Brest to feed a starving population; the British, under the command of Lord Howe, a radical innovator and tactical genius, were bent on destroying the battle fleet of the nascent French Republic.

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The Power and the Glory (HC)

Author William C. Hammond has a new novel which is due for release on 1 October 2011, The Power and the Glory, which is now available for pre-order.

This third novel in William C. Hammond’s nautical fiction series is set in the late 1790s during the Quasi-War with France and offers readers a thrilling look at the new American Navy during the Age of Fighting Sail. Following in the wake of his previous novels, A Matter of Honor and For Love of Country, it features the adventures of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts, and an ever-expanding cast of characters some real, some fictional that includes Lt. Richard Cutler along with Capt. Thomas Truxtun, Capt. Silas Talbot, and other naval heroes personifying the best of American honor and courage as they confront French pirates off the coast of Nantucket and heavily armed French frigates in the Caribbean.

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SURGEON’S MATE by Linda Collision – A Review : Old Salt Blog – a virtual port of call for all those who love the sea

Patrick McPherson is a 19 year surgeon’s mate in the Royal Navy. By all appearances, he is an upstanding young man with a promising future. The dark secret that the young mate carries is that he is indeed, a she. Patrick was born as Patricia. When Patricia’s husband, a ship’s surgeon dies while tending a fever outbreak in the Indies, she decides to “shed Patricia like an inconvenient skin, becoming Patrick McPherson, a surgeon’s mate, of His Majesty’s frigate Richmond, on its undercover mission to Havana…” Linda Collison’s new book Surgeon’s Mate is the second in her series following the nautical adventures of Patricia McPherson. See our review of Collision’s first book of the series, Star Crossed.

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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly

Yesterday I did an article on the release last month of David Cordingly’s new book Spanish Gold: Captain Woodes Rogers and the Pirates of the Caribbean in the UK. I am pleased to report that Random House have just released it in the US under a different title, Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers.

via Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly.