Patrick O Brian s Navy

Author: Richard O'Neill
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9780762415403
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

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.

Jack Aubrey Commands

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 1844860124
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: Great Britain

No fiction writer of the modern period has captured the world of wooden walls, broadsides and the press gang in quite the same way as the late Patrick O'Brian. The twenty books in the O'Brian canon, featuring the lives and adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and confidant, the naval surgeon, Stephen Maturin, are read and lauded across the world for their blend of classic storytelling, historical scholarly accuracy and consistently inspired characterisation. historians of his generation, relates the naval fiction of Patrick O'Brian and C S Forester to the real world inhabited by famous Royal Navy heroes such as Lord Nelson, Sir Sidney Smith and Thomas Cochrane. It draws on the experiences and activities of men such as Frederick Marryat, the founder of naval fiction, the Austen brothers whose sister Jane created our most intimate picture of shore life in the period, and Nelson's chaplain Alexander Scott, who also served as a part-time spy. All these individuals and others provided inspiration for Patrick O'Brian's character of Jack Aubrey. explored while the text fully contextualises a number of key episodes and characters as well as the minutiae of naval life in the era of Nelson, as it is put forward in these enduring sea stories. The book includes a foreword by Peter Weir, director of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, where he outlines the challenges posed by, and encountered in, the dramatisation of the O'Brian novels.

The Sea in World History Exploration Travel and Trade 2 volumes

Author: Stephen K. Stein
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835513
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: History

This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts

Nelson s Officers and Midshipmen

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781846039034
Release Date: 2013-06-20
Genre: History

Filled with the promise of adventure and glory, the Royal Navy of the Napoleonic era enticed hundreds of young men to enlist as officers in its bitter struggle against the French fleet. With some as young as nine, these boys were confronted with the harsh realities of warfare at sea: cramped conditions, ruthless storms and fierce combat. In spite of their youth, these sailors showed enormous courage and valour in the face of battle, their bravery immortalised in the literary works of Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester and Alexander Kent. Drawing from letters, poems and personal accounts, this book uncovers the remarkable story of those boys who fought aboard His Majesty's mighty ships-of-the-line to defend their kingdom against the French.

Men of War Life in Nelson s Navy

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393089165
Release Date: 1995-11-17
Genre: History

A concise overview, richly illustrated, of the historical background to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin novels. This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-money? These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.

War Isn t Hell It s Entertainment

Author: Rikke Schubart,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786435586
Release Date: 2009-03-05
Genre: History

Examines the relationship between war, visual media and entertainment from a number of academic perspectives such as film studies, cultural studies, new media studies, sociology and history. This book covers topics such as how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; and how entertainment is used to engage audiences.

Mission im Mittelmeer

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Refinery
ISBN: 9783960480471
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Fiction

Trotz der sofortigen Wiederaufrüstung nach Napoleons Flucht von Elba im Frühjahr 1815 können die Briten ihre stillgelegten Kriegsschiffe nicht innerhalb weniger Wochen seeklar machen. Und so dauert es zu lange, bis sich die Royal Navy wieder aktiv im Krieg befindet, um die Adriahäfen zu schließen und jedes Schiff zu versenken, das die Absicht hat, sich Napoleon anzuschließen. Nur Kommodore Aubrey auf der Surprise und sein Geschwader, die bereits im Mittelmeer auf und ab stehen, um die Straße von Gibraltar zu überwachen, können die Schiffe des muslimischen Herrschers Ibn Hazm von Azarhar stellen, als er den Transport eines Goldschatzes verfügt, der Napoleon die Vorherrschaft in Europa endgültig sichern soll. Doch ohne die fein gesponnenen Fäden von Dr. Stephen Maturin, der seine Karriere als Geheimagent und sein Überleben nicht zuletzt seinem scharfen Ohr für Heuchelei verdankt, wäre der Royal Navy diesmal kein Erfolg beschieden. Der neunzehnte Roman der Bestsellerserie, die ihre Leser und Kritiker weltweit zu begeisterten Fans wegen der marinehistorischen Genauigkeit und des feinen literarischen Niveaus werden ließ.

Burning the Gaspee

Author: Rory Raven
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614235620
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: History

This book chronicles the history of the HMS Gaspee, a sloop in the British Royal Navy that was sent to patrol the waters of Narragansett Bay in 1772. The Gaspee cracked down on smugglers and enforced British customs regulation, particularly the Stamp Act. The ship and her captain, William Duddington, were quickly hated by colonists for their campaign of brutality, harassment, and arbitrary enforcement. When the Gaspee ran around in shallow waters, while in pursuit of a colonist merchant ship, they took immediate action. The colonists, led by John Brown and other local notables, burned Gaspee and wounded her captain. This act of revolt preceded the Boston Tea Party by 18 months.

Man ver um Feuerland

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Refinery
ISBN: 9783960480136
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Genre: Fiction

1812: Die englische Admiralität will um jeden Preis verhindern, daß die Amerikaner das äußerst profitable Walfanggeschäft an sich reißen. Kapitän Jack Aubrey, der gerade sein Kommando im Roten Meer erfolgreich beendet hat, erhält den Auftrag, die amerikanische Fregatte Norfolk abzufangen, die britische Walfänger aus dem Pazifik vertreiben will. Doch unmittelbar vor der Küste Südamerikas gerät Aubreys Surprise in einen schrecklichen Sturm und muß Zuflucht vor einer kleinen unbewohnten Insel suchen. Kostbare Zeit geht verloren, und die Amerikaner nutzen ihren Vorteil... Der zehnte Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.

A Nelson Companion

Author: C. Maynard
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843171023
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

This concise yet detailed handbook provides the nautically inquisitive or historically minded reader with, arguably, everything he or she needs to know about the Royal Navy or Commander Jack Aubrey—protagonist of Patrick O' Brian's best selling series set during the era of the Napoleonic wars—and of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest of all Britain's naval commanders. Decorated with line illustrations, many of them contemporary, and packed with detail, A Nelson Companion is an essential guide to the Royal Navy of Jack Aubrey's time, and its unrivalled history.

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591581265
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

Anker vor Australien

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Refinery
ISBN: 9783960480426
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Fiction

Noch während die 157 gestrandeten Seeleute nach der Havarie der Fregatte Diane einen behelfsmäßigen Schoner zu bauen versuchen, um von der verlassenen Insel im Südchinesischen Meer wegzukommen, werden sie von malaiischen Piraten unter Führung einer blutrünstigen Frau angegriffen. Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin hat alle Hände voll zu tun, die Verwundeten zu versorgen, Kapitän Aubrey sucht vergeblich nach einer Möglichkeit, übers offene Meer ins zweihundert Seemeilen entfernte Batavia zu gelangen und Hilfe zu holen. So ist es ein Glücksfall, als eine riesige chinesische Dschunke die Insel anläuft und die Engländer rettet. Endlich in Batavia angekommen, gelingt es Jack Aubrey, ein ehemaliges holländisches 20-Kanonen-Schiff zum britischen Karronadenschiff umzurüsten, um nach einer erfolgreichen Jagd die französische Fregatte Corneélie als Prise zu nehmen. Doch die Serie der unvorhergesehenen Schwierigkeiten ist noch lange nicht zu Ende... Der vierzehnte Band aus der erfolgreichen Romanserie um den berühmten Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Freund und Geheimagenten Dr. Stephen Maturin.

Nelson s Navy in Fiction and Film

Author: Sue Parrill
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 078643855X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period--and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.

The Mariner s Mirror

Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120250597
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Great Britain