Re: Re: British History Books (fiction)

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anonymous
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Let's see if I can revive this old thread …This is a bit more recent history than the other books, but I really like Patrick O'Brian's "Master and Commander" books, the basis for the Peter Weir film from a few years ago.  They are a series of 20 books about the adventures of Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe in the film) and Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany in the film).Aubrey is an officer in the Royal Navy, captaining ships and moving through the ranks, Maturin is an Irish-Catalan natural philosopher (scientist) and spy and the two are close friends who work together most of the time.In addition to being good adventure stories, the books aim to be as historically accurate as possible when describing shipboard life, naval warfare, naval politics, etc. of the period (early 1800s).alan

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