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Author Nelson, James L., author.

Title The French prize / James L. Nelson. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations
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Summary Jack Biddlecomb, son of Isaac Biddlecomb, the protagonist of James L. Nelson's popular Revolution at Sea Saga, finds himself taking command of the merchant vessel Abigail bound for Barbados. With the French making prizes of American merchant ships, the Abigail's owner has outfitted the ship with guns and instructed Jack to fight if need be to keep his ship out of French hands. What Jack does not know, though his passengers do, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale. The French Prize is a page-turning work of historical fiction, focusing on the Age of Sail and the struggle of the new-found nation of the United States to assert its independence in a world at war and against the great powers of Europe.
When Jack Biddlecomb is given command of the merchant ship Abigail on course for Barbados, he discovers he may have to defend the ship's contents against an aggressive French navy, and that he is being used as a pawn on an international scale.
"Jack Biddlecomb, son of Isaac Biddlecomb, the protagonist of James L. Nelson's popular Revolution at Sea Saga, finds himself taking command of the merchant vessel Abigail bound for Barbados. With the French making prizes of American merchant ships, the Abigail's owner has outfitted the ship with guns and instructed Jack to fight if need be to keep his ship out of French hands. What Jack does not know, though his passengers do, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale. The French Prize is a page-turning work of historical fiction, focusing on the Age of Sail and the struggle of the new-found nation of the United States to assert its independence in a world at war and against the great powers of Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Subject Ship captains -- Fiction.
Merchant ships -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Biddlecomb, Isaac (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Sailing ships -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Biddlecomb, Isaac (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst00831539
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Sailing ships. (OCoLC)fst01103529
United States -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Fiction.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Sea stories.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Naval history. (OCoLC)fst01411632
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Nelson, James L. French prize New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015 9781250046611 (DLC) 2015013909 (OCoLC)889523608
ISBN 9781466847026 : $40.00
1466847026 : $40.00
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