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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