The Frigate Surprise: The Design, Construction And Careers Of Jack Aubrey's Favourite Command[Hardback]
- Pavilion Books
- Publication Date:
- 22 September 2008
- Warfare & defence
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An excellent book; Lavery's usual impeccable research, (which is as authoritative as it is readable), combined with Hunts breathtaking artwork.
This book doesn't know if it is a coffeetable book or a history book, but it is as good a combination as you can get. The information about the HMS Surprise is very interesting, and definately lead me to a better understanding of the environment that many of Patrick O'Brian's books. The pictures and drawings are beautiful. It was an inconvenent size for reading, but the format shows the art very well. I think this book would be interesting for all readers, fans of the Aubrey/Maturin series or not.
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