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Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World

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From the moment that Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's sequence of 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy officer Jack Aubrey and his surgeon colleague Stephen Maturin, was published in 1970, critics hailed his work as a masterpiece of historical recreation. Called "the best historical novels ever written" by the New York Times, the books have sold millions of copies. This first full-color illustrated companion to the Aubrey-Maturin series, timed to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Twentieth-Century Fox film adaptation starring Russell Crowe, explains the fascinating physical details of Jack Aubrey's fictional world. An in-depth historical reference, it brings to life the political, cultural, and physical setting of O'Brian's novels. Annotated drawings, paintings, and diagrams reveal the complex parts of a ship and its rigging, weaponry, crew quarters and duties, below-deck conditions, and fighting tactics, while maps illustrate the location featured in each novel.

Synopsis:

"From the moment that Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's sequence of 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy officer Jack Aubrey and his surgeon colleague Stephen Maturin,"

Synopsis:

From the moment that "Master and Commander, " the first of O'Brian's 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy was published, critics hailed his work as a masterpiece. This first full-color illustrated companion to the series is timed to benefit from the release of the Twentieth-Century Fox film adaptation starring Russell Crowe.

Synopsis:

A full-colour illustrated companion to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, published to coincide with the release of the Fox movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, starring Russell Crow as Captain Jack Aubrey. This source-book explains the political, cultural and physical settings of the novels and paints a vivid picture of what it was like to serve on a warship in Nelson's era. It is a fascinating inter-weaving of the fictional world of Captain Jack Aubrey and the real world of 19th century naval life.

About the Author

Richard O'Neill is a writer and editor who has specialized in military history for the past 40 years. He is the author of Suicide Squads, a history of the weapons and missions of the Special Attack units of World War II. He has contributed to many books on weaponry and military history, including The Complete Encyclopedia of 20th Century Warships, The Vietnam War and, most recently, An Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. He was a major contributor to Lands And Peoples, a multi-volume educational work, and wrote Presidents of the United States for the Facts America series. He is also the author of The Middle Ages and World War II for the "Historical Facts" illustrated series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762415403
Author:
Oneill, Richard
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Author:
O'Neill, Richard
Location:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Historical fiction, English
Subject:
Sea stories, English
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Naval art and science
Subject:
Aubrey, jack (fictitious character)
Subject:
Maturin, stephen (fictitious character)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.75 x 10.75 in 46 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
"From the moment that Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's sequence of 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy officer Jack Aubrey and his surgeon colleague Stephen Maturin,"
"Synopsis" by , From the moment that "Master and Commander, " the first of O'Brian's 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy was published, critics hailed his work as a masterpiece. This first full-color illustrated companion to the series is timed to benefit from the release of the Twentieth-Century Fox film adaptation starring Russell Crowe.
"Synopsis" by , A full-colour illustrated companion to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, published to coincide with the release of the Fox movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, starring Russell Crow as Captain Jack Aubrey. This source-book explains the political, cultural and physical settings of the novels and paints a vivid picture of what it was like to serve on a warship in Nelson's era. It is a fascinating inter-weaving of the fictional world of Captain Jack Aubrey and the real world of 19th century naval life.
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