Books: Napoleon's Nemesis

COMMODORE HORNBLOWER — C. S. Forester — Little, Brown ($2.50).

"Get out my best uniform and sword! Have the horses put to in my chariot!" bellowed Captain Sir Horatio Hornblower when the Admiralty summoned him back from shore leave. "It will take me away from you," he told his gorgeous wife Barbara (the future Duke of Wellington's sister). "Darling," she answered, "six months of the kind of happiness you have given me is more than any woman deserves." A few days later, Sir Horatio, flying a commodore's pendant, was beat ing up the Channel...

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