For the young Richard Bolitho the spring of 1778 marked a complete transformation for himself and his future.
It was the year in which the American War of Independence changed to an all-out struggle for freedom from British rule - and the year when Bolitho took command of the Sparrow, a small, fast and well-armed sloop of war.
As the pace of war increased, the Sparrow was called from one crisis to another - and when the great fleets of Britain and France convened on the Chesapeake, Bolitho had to throw aside the early dreams of his first command to find maturity in a sea battle that might decide the fate of a whole continent.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 05/01/2006
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780099493860