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Men-Of-War Life in Nelson's Navy (edição 1995)

por Patrick O'Brian

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This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-money?These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.… (mais)
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Título:Men-Of-War Life in Nelson's Navy
Autores:Patrick O'Brian
Informação:Norton (1995), Edition: 1st Us Edition, Paperback, 95 pages
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Patrick O'Brian's Men-of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy explores life in the Royal Navy during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By no means an exhaustive look at Nelson's Navy, O'Brian's book works best as a companion to his Aubrey-Maturin series as it explains how the watch system worked, the rigging of sails, and the weaponry aboard ships. O'Brian alternates between explanation and detailed descriptions of battles as examples of his subjects, bringing to bear the writing style he previously demonstrated in his novels. This volume also features paintings and illustrations from the period. ( )
  DarthDeverell | Sep 18, 2016 |
I've had this book for a while, to look at and get a better idea about the wonderful details in O'Brian's Aubrey/maturin series. This was a very helpful, but still entertaining guide to the major ideas of the books - the ships themselves, types, sails,gunnery; the officers and men, ranks, duties; the typical day;

The illustrations and diagrams really added to the book, and O'Brian used them effectively, pointing out different things in the same painting.

The only drawback is remembering O'Brian is now 'sailing the further seas.' ( )
  sriemann | Mar 30, 2013 |
Nice little book on the Nelson-era navy. Not exhaustive by any means, but would be a good companion for the person just venturing into the Aubrey novels. ( )
  ehines | Jun 25, 2011 |
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This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-money?These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.

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