¿before you buy this wonderful book, do be sure you¿ve had your fill of CS Forester and Patrick O¿Brian first. Otherwise, you may find their works pale imitations of the real thing.¿ ¿ Spectator
A real life model for Jack Aubrey and more. A true story of naval action and almost incredible adventure, a must for all fans of Patrick O¿Brien and C. S. Forester.
2. Packed with authentic period naval action and history, a must for all enthusiasts of naval history and warfare during the Napoleonic period and beyond.Vom Verlag:
The story of a real-life hero of the Navy, Thomas, Lord Cochrane, later Tenth Earl of Dundonald. Born the son of an eccentric and indigent Scottish peer, he entered the Royal Navy in 1793. In a series of outstanding and heroic actions, often against seemingly overwhelming odds, he made his name fighting Napoleon's navy as one of the most dashing and daring frigate captains of the day.
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