La oreja del capitán/ The Captain's Ear

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La oreja del capitán/ The Captain's Ear by Haefs, Gisbert; Fortea, Carlos, 9788466664394
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  • ISBN: 9788466664394 | 8466664394
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/23/2019

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Dos imperios enfrentados; guerra, esclavos, contrabando; la hegemonía estratégica en el Caribe: una guerra que se libra en alta mar.

Tras el final de la Guerra de Sucesión Española en el año 1713, comerciantes ingleses tienen el monopolio para abastecer de esclavos negros las colonias españolas en Sudamérica. Un día, Jenkins, un contrabandista que se hace llamar comerciante, se opone al control por parte de los guardacostas españoles en aguas del Caribe, por lo que el capitán español le corta sin miramientos la oreja izquierda.

Jenkins no duda en regresar a Londres para mostrar la afrenta y para la corte inglesa, la oreja del capitán de uno de sus navíos, se convierte en razón razón suficiente para enviar un inmenso contingente de barcos y desencadenar la guerra del Caribe.

En uno de los barcos británicos, Tobias Smollett, un joven médico, participa en la contienda más pendiente de la búsqueda de un gran tesoro de esmeraldas que de servir a su Imperio.

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Two empires battle each other; war, slavery, contraband; strategic power and control in the Caribbean; a war that is fought on the high seas.
 
After the end of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713, English merchants had a monopoly in the supply of black slaves to the Spanish colonies in South America. One day, Jenkins, a smuggler who called himself a merchant, revolts against the control of the Spanish coastguards in Caribbean waters and the Spanish captain cuts his left ear off without any trepidation.
 
Jenkins hastily returned to London to bare proof of such an insult. For the English court, the severed ear of the captain of one of its ships, becomes reason enough to send an immense brigade of ships and unleash a war in the Caribbean.
 
In one of the British ships, Tobias Smollett, a young doctor, joins in the search for the long-sought-after treasure of emeralds that his Empire was coveting.

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