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A Reluctant Hero: The Life of Captain Robert Ryder VC Hardcover – 17 Nov 2011


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime; 1st edition (17 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848843704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848843707
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Feb 2012
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This was the first book that I have read by Richard Hopton and I hope he writes many more. Very well researched,interesting and entertaining and indeed difficult to put down. It was sad that Ryder VC an incredible and very brave sailor later found Parliament and the Retail Business difficult. In my opinion this book is a must for anyone who enjoys reading naval or military history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric Livingstone on 10 July 2014
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An inspiring story of courage and adventure. I recommend this biography to anyone interested in the sea, the second world war or a life well lived.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Williams on 12 Sep 2014
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What an incredibly interesting life Robert Ryder led.
You think its a slow start, but this shows what a comitted person wih pure determination can achieve against all the odds.
It is an inspiration to us all in this modern selfish world we live in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tone: on 8 Oct 2014
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What a wonderful person this man must have been, and so much he achieved in life both for himself and for the Country. A very enjoyable story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 24 Aug 2014
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one word describes this book -excellent. a truly amazing
account of the life of a remarkable and adventurous navy man.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stephen sheppard on 10 Aug 2014
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The classic concept of an Englishman..self effacing, brave, resourceful and what an amazing love and passion for the sea !!
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One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year. An incredible life story of one of the heros of WWII. He was a man who led from the front and had the capacity to inspire others to achieve great things. If you are interested in naval history, sailing or Antartic exploration all between one cover, it is difficult to think of a better beautifully written book.
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The story of the Saint Nazaire raid is probably one of the best modern examples of the British tendency towards raiding. This is a well written book paying tribute to one of the Great heroes of WW 2. Captain Ryder deserves to be remembered in this way.
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