Richard Bolitho is the central character in a series of historial naval adventure novels by British novelist Alexander Kent (Douglas Reeman). The series is often referred to simply as the “Bolitho Novels,” as the series also follows Richard’s son Adam. Richard Bolitho is an officer with the Royal Navy during the 18th and 19th centuries. He is known among his peers for his tactical ingenuity and his disregard for following typical naval conventions.

Douglas Reeman began his Reeman series in 1968 with the novel To Glory We Steer. The series is currently ongoing. The novels in the series are written out of chronological order. Below is a list of Alexander Kent’s Bolitho novels in order of when they were originally released (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Richard Bolitho Books


To Glory We Steer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Form Line of Battle!(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy in Sight(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flag Captain(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sloop of War(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command a King's Ship(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Signal - Close Action!(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Bolitho, Midshipman(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stand Into Danger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage to Mutiny(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inshore Squadron(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Gallant Company(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tradition of Victory(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Success to the Brave(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colours Aloft!(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honour This Day(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With All Despatch(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Only Victor(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Reef(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darkening Sea(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For My Country's Freedom(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross of St. George(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Honour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second to None(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relentless Pursuit(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man of War(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Band of Brothers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Oak(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the King's Name(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Richard Bolitho Books


Richard Bolitho, Midshipman(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Band of Brothers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stand Into Danger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Gallant Company(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sloop of War(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Glory We Steer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command a King's Ship(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage to Mutiny(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With All Despatch(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Form Line of Battle!(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy in Sight(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flag Captain(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Signal - Close Action!(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inshore Squadron(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tradition of Victory(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Success to the Brave(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colours Aloft!(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honour This Day(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Only Victor(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Reef(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darkening Sea(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For My Country's Freedom(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross of St. George(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Honour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second to None(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relentless Pursuit(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man of War(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Oak(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the King's Name(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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