Friday, November 23, 2012

Speaking of Books

I’m reading again, I think it’s the third time but it might be the fourth, the Patrick O’Brian series on which the movie “Master and Commander” was based. There are thirty books in the series, so it takes a while.

I just finished the episode where Captain Aubrey is aboard the HMS Java when she is taken and burned by the USS Constitution. Interesting to read about that ship, the battle and about Americans from the British point of view. The description is scrupulously accurate historically, and the author makes it rather gripping reading.

HMS Surprise in on display in San Diego, and her presence provided me with a really nice lunch hour a few years ago.

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