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Dust On the Sea [Paperback]

Douglas Reeman

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Oct. 25 2005 The Royal Marines
It is 1943, and Captain Mike Blackwood, Royal Marine Commando, is a survivor. Young, toughened and tried in the hellish crucible of Burma, he labours, sometimes faltering, beneath the weight of tradition, the glorious heritage of his family, and the burden of his own self-doubt. For Blackwood, the horizon is not the lip of the trench seen by men of the Corps in the previous war, but the ramp of a landing craft smashing down into the sea, and the fire of the enemy on a Sicilian beach. Here, tradition is not enough, and Mike Blackwood must find within himself qualities of leadership which will inspire those Royal Marines who are once again the first to land, and among the first to die. This is the fourth novel in the Blackwood saga, spanning 150 years in the history of a great seafaring family and the tradition in which they served.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (Oct. 25 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099421674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099421672
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #465,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" 'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' Sunday Times"

From the Publisher

Douglas Edward Reeman, a contemporary British writer, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II and eventually rising to lieutenant. He also has taught navigation to yachtsmen, and has served a script adviser for television and films. Under the pseudonym Alexander Kent, Reeman is the author of the best-selling 25-volume "Richard Bolitho Novels." His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not the same quality as his Alexander Kent novels Sept. 9 2012
By srfbuda - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read all his Richard Bolitho books and loved them all. You could smell the sea and the powder as you read. I was hoping for the same with this book, but it was a struggle just to finish it.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Royal Marine Commando contribution to WWII Aug. 13 2007
By EricS - Published on Amazon.com
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A thoroughly convincing account of World War II from the Royal marine Commando point of view. I highly recommend this book for people who enjoy wartime/military adventures.
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a good yarn Oct. 9 2014
By Ekaterina Puffini - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a good yarn. I am here in Korea for 2 months and dependent on my Kindle for light reading enjoyment. This book
certainly satisfies that task. But it reads somehow flat and formulaic compared with books of Reeman that I recall
from reading 20 years go when I was similarly in the UK (and buying paperbacks). It is a good yarn, don't get me wrong.
But it reads as though he had gotten tired as a writer (happens to all of us) and is simply churning out books. By all
means buy it. But keep in mind that it may not be up to vintage Reeman.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 12 2014
By pat emmerson - Published on Amazon.com
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Good Book, worth reading
5.0 out of 5 stars Rousing adventure Feb. 3 2013
By Robert G. Leroe - Published on Amazon.com
Having read nearly all of the Bolitho novels, I've begun the other naval novels by Douglas Reeman, and they are all outstanding. Of the many naval fiction authors out there, Reeman/Kent is head and shoulders above the rest. His books are lessons in leadership, besides being deeply moving stories of courage. Dust on the Sea moves through several engagements with the enemy, yet finds time to deal with the personal lives of two couples (and three Blackwoods), while continuing the family saga. The minor characters are also important to the story and well portrayed. Action, romance and team work under dire conditions are what marks this novel and what makes it memorable.

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