Jack Aubrey Commands: An Historical Companion to the World of Patrick O'Brian

Jack Aubrey Commands: An Historical Companion to the World of Patrick O'Brian

Jack Aubrey Commands An Historical Companion to the World of Patrick O Brian The twenty books in the Patrick O Brian canon featuring the lives and adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his confidant naval surgeon Stephen Maturin have been lauded across the world for their bl

  • Title: Jack Aubrey Commands: An Historical Companion to the World of Patrick O'Brian
  • Author: Brian Lavery Peter Weir
  • ISBN: 9781591144021
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • The twenty books in the Patrick O Brian canon featuring the lives and adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his confidant, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, have been lauded across the world for their blend of classic storytelling, historical accuracy, and inspired characterizations In this book, respected naval historian Brian Lavery explores the historical frame work of thThe twenty books in the Patrick O Brian canon featuring the lives and adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his confidant, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, have been lauded across the world for their blend of classic storytelling, historical accuracy, and inspired characterizations In this book, respected naval historian Brian Lavery explores the historical frame work of the O Brian novels by examining the facts behind the grand narrative and putting the key episodes in context while detailing naval life in the era of Nelson and Napoleon With well over a hundred illustrations, the book presents contemporary plans, drawings, engravings, maps, and photographs of museum artifacts that have inspired age of sail novelists and moviemakers Introducing the book is a foreword by Peter Weir, director of the film based on O Brain s Master and Commander and The Far Side of the World Avid age of sail fans will not want to miss this colorfully detailed complement to the O Brian series, now available in paperback.

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    348 Comment

    Very interesting book it is not so much about Patrick O'Brian's books regarding his fictional naval commander, Jack Aubrey, as it is a short history of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). For an ol'salt, it is some fascinating reading about many of the Navy traditions we have come to know, but never really had a complete compendium to bring it all together. The author uses many quotes from journals and logs of the time to give the reader an insight as to what life was like abo [...]

    After I read most of the Patrick O'Brian series, I finally bought all the companion reference books I could find as well. This one took me a while to get through, but then, it's not intended as a page-turner suspense novel - it's non-fiction history. I was wishing I had read it earlier in the series so I would have understood more of the novels. Made me want to go back and start over on the novel series, which I will probably do.

    Pretty good companion book to the series but as has been pointed out in a previous review some of the proofing errors in what was such an otherwise decent effort are egregious.

    It's a testament to Patrick O'Brian's skill as an author that I knew most of the history and understood most of the concepts covered in this book – simply from reading POB alone. But I very much enjoyed this book which effectively refreshed and clarified the knowledge I'd gleaned from POB. I especially loved the many primary sources used for quotes, excerpts and illustrations – my TBR is going to be well padded, now. The theoretical and mechanical sections were a bit demanding but I am much [...]

    Absolutely horrible editing - typos everywhere. Other than that, I guess it might be a good introduction to what's happening in Patrick O'Brian's novels. I knew most of this information from reading his books for a while, googling terms, and other assorted reading.

    Lots of (informative) words; some Geoff Hunt artwork I hadn't encountered before. A good visit to a greatly-enjoyed series.

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