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Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain by Stephen Taylor


An incomparable seaman, ferociously combative yet chivalrous, Edward Pellew would possibly have served because the fashion for Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey.

Edward Pellew, captain of the mythical Indefatigable, was once strong merely the best British frigate captain within the age of sail. Left fatherless at age 8, with a penniless mom and 5 siblings, Pellew fought his approach from the very bottom of the military to fleet command. Victories and crowd pleasing feats received him a public following. Yet he had a present for antagonizing his higher-born peers, and he made powerful enemies. Redemption got here with his ultimate command, when he result in to do combat with the Barbary States and free heaps of eu slaves. Opinion held this to be an inconceivable project, and Pellew himself, top from the entrance within the taste of his up to date Nelson, did not be expecting to live to tell the tale.

Pellew’s humanity, fondness for subordinates, and blind love for his family, and the heat and intimacy of his letters, make him a vastly attractive figure. Stephen Taylor provides him ultimately the biography he merits. 10 color plates, 3 black-and-white illustrations
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author: Stephen Taylorwriter: W. W. Norton cff0478 Com..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 368

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