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You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til ya understand who's in ruttin' command here. Now we're finishing this deal, ... and then maybe, *maybe* we'll come back for those morons who got themselves caught. You can't change that by getting all ... bendy.

—Jayne
(Adam Baldwin)
[Firefly]
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Lieutenant Hornblower

(1952)
Author: C.S. Forester
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages: 313
Personal Rating: 0/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Paper Back
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Classifications:History
Action
Drama
Synopsis:
Horatio Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as midshipman to face new responsibilities thrust upon him by the fortunes of war between Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand combat with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horror of life on the fighting ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the young lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first independent command. He also faces an adventure unique in his experience: Maria.
Trivia:
Serves as primary inspiration for the TV adaptations Horatio Hornblower: Mutiny and Horatio Hornblower: Retribution starring Ioan Gruffudd.