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The Endearing Intellectual Challenges of ‘Master and Commander’ Author

December 14th, 2020 · 1 Comment · Books, Movies

One of my favorite writers is the late Patrick O’Brian, author of the 20-plus-volume Aubrey-Matarin series — set mostly on the high seas during the Napoleonic wars, circa 1790-1815. It is a great work of historical fiction, centered on the title characters — the English navy captain Jack Aubrey and his “particular friend”, Stephen Maturin, […]

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