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Thread #33289   Message #445279
Posted By: Wotcha
20-Apr-01 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
I second the recommendations to read Robert Harvey's book about Lord Cochrane. He was quite the character: always short of money, always quarrelling with the Admiralty, and leading some naval action (with very little loss of life on his side which endeared him to his crews).