From Powder Monkey to Admiral

From Powder Monkey to Admiral : A Story of Naval Adventure

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Talking the matter over, it was objected that such a story might offend peaceable folk, because it must deal too much with blood and gunpowder. Mr Kingston, although famed as a narrator of sea-fights, was a lover of peace, and he said that his story would not encourage the war spirit. Those who cared chiefly to read about battles might turn to the pages of "British Naval History." He chose the period of the great war for his story, because it was a time of stirring events and adventures. The main part of the narrative belongs to the early years of life, in which boys would feel most interest and sympathy. And throughout the tale, not "glory" but "duty" is the object set before the youthful reader.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 6.6mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514777185
  • 9781514777183

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