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Mister Tidwell, Gunner

(2014)
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Imagine a young Laurence Olivier cast as a scholarly Oxford professor - an academic snatched out of his bookish world and pressed into service aboard Lord Nelson's legendary British fleet - in the position of schoolmaster. Such is the life of the land-loving, seafaring Mister Tidwell, Gunner.Thrust into service at the height of the Napoleonic Wars, Tidwell soon finds himself directly in the line of fire and way out of his depth. Fate has cast him into a terrible and terrifying spot - alone on deck to face the fearsome approach of a French man-o'-war.

The professor is about to get an object lesson in war, self-reliance...and survival. Overwhelmed by the smell of gunpowder, the sound of cannons, and the sight of death, he will either experience the sweet taste of victory...or the bitter taste of his own blood.

Sail into history and into battle as the audio drama of Mister Tidwell, Gunner, takes you into the heart of one of the greatest wars for dominance of the seas.

In an essay called "Search for Research" Hubbard wrote about how he came up with story ideas: "I want one slim, forgotten fact. From there a man can go anywhere.... In one old volume, for instance, I discovered that there was such a thing as a schoolmaster aboard Nelson's ships.... When did this occur?...The Napoleonic Wars." Drawing on this single obscure discovery, Hubbard delved deeper into the history and let his remarkable imagination do the rest. "Complete after a few days of search, I had my Mister Tidwell, Gunner."

Also includes the sea adventures "The Drowned City", the story of two deep-sea divers who set out in search of a long-lost treasure only to find that the waters are full of treacherous currents and even more treacherous men; and "Submarine", in which a young sailor on leave enjoys a quiet interlude with his girlfriend - only to have it interrupted by a call to duty and danger.

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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mister Tidwell, Gunner
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-8407-9 / 978-1-4596-8407-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mister Tidwell Gunner (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-397-X / 978-1-59212-397-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Tidwell Gunner: A 19th-Century Seafaring Saga of War, Self-reliance, and Survival
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Tidwell Gunner: A 19th-Century Seafaring Saga of War, Self-reliance, and Survival
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mister Tidwell, Gunner
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-406-2 / 978-1-59212-406-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Pr Llc
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mister Tidwell Gunner: A 19th Century Seafaring Saga of War, Self-reliance, and Survival (Historical Fiction Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA