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A pretty solid story about some events in American history I was not familiar with While the US wars at sea were never as long and involved as British, there still were some interesting events, and this trilogy examines a few during the US Revolutionary War.The second in the trilogy, Maddest Idea deals with the protagonist Isaac Biddlecomb coming to terms with being a part of the Revolution and becoming a full war time sea captain There are some events that are a bit unlikely his crew learns A pretty solid story about some events in American history I was not familiar with While the US wars at sea were never as long and involved as British, there still were some interesting events, and this trilogy examines a few during the US Revolutionary War.The second in the trilogy, Maddest Idea deals with the protagonist Isaac Biddlecomb coming to terms with being a part of the Revolution and becoming a full war time sea captain There are some events that are a bit unlikely his crew learns to be experts and work together a bit too swiftly but overall it is exciting and clearly written by someone familiar with the sea.By this time, so many sea novels have come out that its not easy to present the reader with something new or surprising about combat at sail, but Nelson manages to pull it off several times again Isaac isn t so much a man like Hornblower who seems to know everything about sailing far better than any others, but he slike James Bond, who makes the right response, in a flash, to the slightest opportunity and turns that to his advantage.Overall entertaining, and laced with interesting historical events and personages I love James L Nelson s books I ve been a big fan of sea stories like Horatio Hornblower and the Aubrey Maturin series for some time However, Nelson s writing is much easier to read and I would thinkgratifying for the modern audience His Revolution at Sea series is also from the American perspective It s nice, for once, to read historical fiction from this side of the pond.I always like a little romance in my books, but I never expect much from books that aren t written as romances I love James L Nelson s books I ve been a big fan of sea stories like Horatio Hornblower and the Aubrey Maturin series for some time However, Nelson s writing is much easier to read and I would thinkgratifying for the modern audience His Revolution at Sea series is also from the American perspective It s nice, for once, to read historical fiction from this side of the pond.I always like a little romance in my books, but I never expect much from books that aren t written as romances While, Nelson doesn t have a lot of women in his books it is, after all, set mostly on ships of war the main female character is believable and engaging She s clearly not just some after thought that the author added so he could spice things up a bit The love that is blossoming between Virginia and Captain Biddlecomb is very endearing.I am very much looking forward to reading the third book in the series The sixth book read of this author An exciting page turner The Biddlecomb character is like a Dirk Pitt of the 18th century There were so many twists in this book, it was hard to tell which idea was the maddest However I really did like how the stakes just kept getting ramped up to a satisfying climactic confrontation. [ FREE PDF ] ♦ The Maddest Idea ☨ Late summer General George Washington discovers that his cache of gunpowder has dwindled to a mere nine shots per man Desperate, he adopts the plan designed by a group of Rhode Island patriots send a ship to Bermuda to capture British powder known to be there as well as their recommendation for the man to lead to the mission Captain Isaac Biddlecomb But the plan is a trap, set by a traitor among the patriots, and one from which even Biddlecomb cannot escape With treachery threatening the revolution, Washington dispatches his aide de camp, Major Edward Fitzgerald, to hunt the turncoat down Meanwhile, Biddlecomb must rely on native cunning and seamanship to free his men and his ship, and to bring to the army near Boston the gunpowder that is the lifeblood of the nascent fight for liberty It is the summer of 1775, and the colonial troops under General Washington have contained the British troops to the confines of Boston However, Washington is drastically short of gunpowder As a result, Captain Isaac Biddlecomb, captain of the brig, Charlemagne, is sent on a mission to Bermuda, where there is a supply of British gunpowder that is poorly protected However, there is treachery afoot, and the Charlemagne no sooner arrives in Bermudan waters than Biddlecomb learns that a British It is the summer of 1775, and the colonial troops under General Washington have contained the British troops to the confines of Boston However, Washington is drastically short of gunpowder As a result, Captain Isaac Biddlecomb, captain of the brig, Charlemagne, is sent on a mission to Bermuda, where there is a supply of British gunpowder that is poorly protected However, there is treachery afoot, and the Charlemagne no sooner arrives in Bermudan waters than Biddlecomb learns that a British frigate has arrived before him and taken the gunpowder onboard, thereby depriving Biddlecomb of the chance of capturing it Thus begins the story of this second novel in the Biddlecomb series This one is full of military action, both at sea and on land It is a tale of treachery, courage, and audacity.This is a book that keeps you turning the pages If you are interested in stories of the age of tall ships and action between naval ships, this is your book Second book in the trilogy Not as much fun as the first book A sea faring novel about the Revolutionary War with extremely accurate and authentic nautical renderings. Great historical fiction about navy warfare during the Revolutionary War. Second in the Revolution at Sea Triology which later became the Revolution at Sea Saga due to the inclusion of a 4th and 5th book Another good historical maritime novel