The Commodore (published 1945) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C. S. Forester. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Horatio Hornblower is a fictional officer in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, originally the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester, and later the subject of films and television programs. ... Cecil Scott Forester is the pen name of Cecil Smith (August 27, 1899 - April 2, 1966), an English novelist whose rose to fame with tales of adventure with military themes, notably the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series (being filmed with Ioan Gruffudd as Horatio Hornblower) about naval warfare during the...
The Admiralty puts Hornblower in command of a squadron and sends him on a diplomatic mission to the Baltic.
Categories: Literature stubs | 1945 books | Hornblower books The Commodore (1995) is a novel by Patrick OBrian, the seventeenth in the Aubrey–Maturin series. ... The Aubrey–Maturin series, also known as the Aubreyad, is a sequence of 20 historical novels by Patrick OBrian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ships surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also a physician... Patrick OBrian ( December 12, 1914– January 2, 2000; original name Richard Patrick Russ) was a novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centered on the friendship of Captain Jack Aubrey and Irish–Catalan physician... The military rank of commodore is used in some navies for officers who command more than one ship, but are not senior enough to be made admirals. ...
Commodore's most popular model, the Commodore64, was the Model T Ford of the home computer movement.
Commodore compatible floppy drives made by other manufacturers also emerged, but they were independently developed (for the most part) due to the fact that the Commodore64 and 128 drives were "intelligent peripherals" possessing chips that Commodore had decided not to license or supply to its competitors.
Commodore even developed an incredible interactive stand-alone CD unit (based on the Amiga technology) called the CDTV which (along with Philips CDI) were the predecessors to many of the CD-based interactive game systems which followed.
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