It is 1812 and America has declared war on Britain. The American ship Olive Branch is waylaid by a British cruiser. Captain Dorman is killed, and his crew is taken prisoner, including the captain's pretty and strong-willed daughter, Corunna. Roberts portrays the bravery of American seamen, their sufferings within the mist-shrouded walls of Dartmoor Prison, the invention of the gangway pendulum, and the sailor's dangerous and dramatic escape.
(This book was later made into the film of the same name, Captain Caution)
Author: Kenneth Roberts
Title: Captain Caution
Series: Chronicles of Arundel
First Published by: Doubleday Doran