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The Eyes of the Fleet: Popular History of Frigates and Frigate Captains, 1793-1815 Hardcover – 1 Nov 1990

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  • Hardcover: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson; First ed. edition (1 Nov. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091746388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091746384
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 15.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,802,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ned Middleton HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 11 Jun. 2006
Format: Hardcover
The very least I would expect from the author of this, his twentieth book (the previous 19 being all fiction) is an understanding of grammar and punctuation - something which is sadly lacking in this work.

As a general rule, we do not start sentences with “And” or “But” and, although occasionally acceptable, there are too many instances here. Just as a capital letter commences any new sentence, so a capital letter is the first to appear after a colon - but not in this work. Furthermore, I found too many instances of digression when try to make a simple point.

All of which is off-putting for the serious reader.

In short, this book is hard to review because it is most difficult to read and if it can’t be read - then there really is no point in it being reviewed in the first place.

Poor showing – especially after all that research.

NM
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