The Real Hornblower

    The Real Hornblower

    The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon GCB

    Bryan Perrett

    Pen & Sword 2013

    Paperback 160pp Illustrated

    9781781591956   Product Code: 21500

    It was while researching the Chesapeake Bay Campaign of 1814 that Bryan Perrett came across 'Captain Gordon RN' in CS Forester's Naval War of 1812 and began to see parallels between Gordon, who had commanded a diversionary force on the Potomac, and Forester's later fictional character, Horatio Hornblower. In this book, Perrett presents a full biography of Admiral Gordon and his long and extraordinarily distinguished career.

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