The French Prize by James L. Nelson

The French Prize: A NovelJack Biddlecomb’s first commanding mission is to get the merchant ship Abigail safely to Barbados. His mission holds hidden danger because political treachery has set a French warship against him. Can this young and untried commander defeat overwhelming odds?

Jack knows the sea, but his impulsiveness and being captain challenge him. His two passengers and the enemy French commander have hidden depths which create a stormy tale. Nelson shows the changeability and danger of sea life and makes battles vivid. Sea life and a dash of political treachery give a look at the newly created U.S.  The French Prize offers seafaring adventure and historical fiction set in the early days of the U.S. navy.

Want more books like The French Prize?

Captain Peabody of the U.S. frigate Delaware faces off against the British in the War of 1812 in The Captain from Connecticut by C.S. Forester.

Lt. Richard Cutler seeks his fortune in the newly developing U.S. navy in The Power and the Glory by William C. Hammond.

To learn more about the early seafaring history of the U.S. check out books such as Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll.




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