The Guernseyman

C. Northcote Parkinson

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The Guernseyman

The Guernseyman By C. Northcote Parkinson The Guernseyman This book recounts the earliest adventures of Parkinson s hero Richard Delancey Ranked as a midshipman when the events of the American Revolution and the ongoing hostilities between France and Engla

  • Title: The Guernseyman
  • Author: C. Northcote Parkinson
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  • Page: 488
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  • The Guernseyman By C. Northcote Parkinson This book recounts the earliest adventures of Parkinson s hero, Richard Delancey Ranked as a midshipman, when the events of the American Revolution and the ongoing hostilities between France and England send him across the sea, Delancey finds himself instrumental in defending the Isle of Jersey, and later, the Rock of Gibraltar.
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    1. Ron on said:

      Rises from the sea of Napoleonic war British naval fiction The protagonist is at once human and likable than the likes of Horatio Hornblower or even Jack Aubrey The writing focuses on his inner life as well Parkinson s skillful plotting places his hero at the scene of numerous real historical events.Of particular note to American readers of this volume may be Parkinson s examination of how the American Revolution looked from the British and Loyalist points of view, and how their side was trou [...]

    2. Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin on said:

      Interesting military taleI had expected sea going, swashbuckling activities It proved to be interesting in other areas that were very enjoyable

    3. Studebhawk on said:

      Good Start to a Series This book is a good start to this series that I look forward reading with pleasure We start with the set up The background on our hero and the setting, the time and place in which this series will occur all provide the foundation on which the author builds narrative with which to carry this series forward.Notable here is the author s knowledge of nautical history during the era of sailing ships at war At times the author is a little overwhelming With my very basic understa [...]

    4. Bob Cantrell on said:

      A good startThis is a good start to what I hope will be a new series of naval novels Now when I started this book it was with a bit of a twist in that the protagonist is a young man, who is not sure of his future by the end of the story he has found his future in the navy There was a small patch that was a bit slow toward the middle of the book, but that quickly changed for the better I have to say this was a good start to a new series for me For others you have to like the works of O Brian, Lam [...]

    5. William Brown on said:

      This is a well written period piece regarding the young man joins the British Navy around the time of the American Revolution and ends up in New York City and several other ports in America The book has to do with the relationships between the Americans and the British as they try to understand each other than a book about naval warfare in the 1780s In particular, the pictures he paints of colonial New York City are quite interesting.

    6. Franklin on said:

      I have just read the Delancey novels and rank them with those by Kent, Stockwin, Pope, and Lambdin Usually I like best the one I am currently reading Parkinson was a historian so the history is probably accurate He made observations on organizations and management and we see this in the organization of ships company and development and promotion of subordinates All this and a first class action adventure.

    7. Diana on said:

      I couldn t help but like young Delauncey The author does a nice job of portraying his personal and professional growth, but I thought the story a little slow The seafaring language was certainly specific, but other scenes were less articulate All in all, a pleasant read that doesn t require much of the reader.

    8. Eunice Korczak on said:

      The GuernseymanThe Guernseyman by C Northcote Parkinson is fairly interesting look at the British side of the conflict and fighting with the colonies, the French, and the Spanish The story of the Guernseyman is secondary and not exciting or even very interesting due to its manner of telling.

    9. Travis L. Neill on said:

      A Delightful Read I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series Shades of Alexander Kent and Patrick O Brian in its authenticity Unique character study that promises growth in stature I don t know how I missed this series years ago But it should promise good reading ahead.

    10. Peter Lento on said:

      Delancy is a good companion to HornblowerParkinson created a character in the spirit of Forrester s series and has done it well Set a few years earlier than Hornblower, Delancy has all the tactical and strategic planning skills but is a much engaging character Worth reading from both a historical and a literary standpoint as well as being fun.

    11. Paul McComas 3rd. on said:

      A very Good read for A history buff.It is a good change of pace to read about the British side of the Revolutionary war, because, it helps to give the reader a broad account, of all the sides, of history It adds to our basic knowledge of how we got to were we are today

    12. Richard A Roberts on said:

      FA well written tale not oh of a pivotal time in history,but also shows great depth of knowledge of both salesmanship and warfare at the turn of the 18th entry I would highly recommend this as a must read for a history buf

    13. Tom King on said:

      Parkinson takes you thereParkinson draws on deep knowledge of ships and customs of the era His characters are not as compelling as Forester s or Sabatini s, but the book will help you get your swashbuckling fix and that s something.

    14. kennethh.robinson on said:

      Excellent StorytellingWith lots of details and description, the protagonist and the plot are laid out for the reader of a young man from Guernsey in the British navy during the American Revolution.

    15. Keith Doerksen on said:

      Both interesting and informative Enjoyed learning new nautical terminology and some olde English as well

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