An incomparable seaman, ferociously combative yet chivalrous, Edward Pellew might have served as the model for Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey.
Meticulous archival research vividly presents a real-life hero whose deeds provided material for C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey.
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W. W. Norton & Company
October 07, 2012
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