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Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey-Maturin)

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ISBN13: 9780393321074
ISBN10: 039332107x
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Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own. 

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"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."--Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)

Synopsis:

The excitement of the Aubrey/Maturin series soars to new heights in this volume, as Jack, again the daring frigate commander of old, stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru. "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand".--"Los Angeles Times" (the hardcover a Best Book of 1999).

About the Author

Patrick O'Brian wrote many novels, including the extraordinarily popular Aubrey/Maturin series about the Royal Navy in the time of Nelson. He died in 2000.

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bigmarlin, November 10, 2009 (view all comments by bigmarlin)
Patrick O'brian's Aubrey/Maturin series are riveting fiction about the British navy, at the end of the 1700's and into the early 1800's. Many of the adventures are based on true accounts from British navy logs and correspondence, into which "Lucky Jack" Aubrey and his crews are placed.
Watch the movie with Russell Crowe, then read the books. You will see excerpts from many of the books thorughout the movie.
Once you start the first book, you'll want to read them all!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321074
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Aubrey, jack (fictitious character)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
8.16x5.68x.61 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 262 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393321074 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."--Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)
"Synopsis" by , The excitement of the Aubrey/Maturin series soars to new heights in this volume, as Jack, again the daring frigate commander of old, stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru. "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand".--"Los Angeles Times" (the hardcover a Best Book of 1999).
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