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Great book if u are fan of the patrick o'brien books. This is the history behind them. Good pictures and lots of text. Great book!Published 9 months ago by michael araiza
good insight into life in the brit navy of the time. good quality book, promptly shipped. recommend the author and source.Published 18 months ago by John C. O'Brien
It turned out to be not as thick as I imagined it would be. Has great color plates and lots of areas of ship life. Read morePublished 21 months ago by otter372
This book is short, simply written, with good illustrations and photos. It gives a good introduction to the navy of Nelson's time--not a lot of detail, but this would be excellent... Read morePublished 21 months ago by G. Jones
This is a well researched and very useful source; however, it is more tailored for younger readers; i am sending it a grandsonPublished 22 months ago by Doug Craig
Splendidly detailed but not enough to bog down the reader. Very nice paintings and line drawings and info about the various ships back in Nelson's day. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Ironmike
This is a concise, informative history lesson on the state of affairs aboard a "Man-of-War" during the time of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
By concise, I mean VERY. Read more
I ordered and read this book before I ordered Patrick O'Brian's complete Aubrey/Maturin novels. I knew I was going to have a vocabulary problem where Royal Navy Officers Ranks/... Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by S. J. Gerard
Patrick O'Brian's lead characters, Capt. Jack Aubrey and Dr Stephen Maturin, live in the early 1800's, and during most of their active careers are part of the British Navy in its... Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by gilly8