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Patrick O'Brian : A Life
by Dean King
Biography of the author of the 20 Napoleonic-era adventures starring Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. He was by all accounts a controversial character.
Paperback - 400 pages (March 2000)
Owl Books; ISBN: 0805059776

The Making of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
by Tom McGregor
Book Description: The fascinating story behind one of the most highly anticipated movies to come out of Hollywood in recent years. 

Peter Weir's astonishing film brings Patrick O'Brian's world to life, complete with its swashbuckling adventures, brilliantly drawn characterization, romance, and intrigue. It is sure to captivate stalwart enthusiasts of O'Brian's work as well as draw in new fans everywhere. With unique access to the cast and crew, Tom McGregor traces the project, from the actors' boot camp to the filming in the Galapagos Islands and on board a replica ship (in the same studio where Titanic was filmed). 

With exclusive photographs and interviews with key members of the cast, including Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), and director Peter Weir (Dead Poets' Society, Green Card, The Truman Show), this book records the painstaking work of the crew and stars in making the film as historically accurate as possible, from replicating the uniforms of Nelson's navy to bringing the gun deck of the Surprise incredibly to life. Exclusive behind-the-scenes insight and information on the history of the project are dazzlingly showcased in this unique companion, featuring the same high production standards and imagination as the film itself. 200 color photographs.
Paperback: 176 pages 
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; (October 14, 2003)
ISBN: 0393325539 

Joseph Banks : A Life
by Patrick O'Brian
Listed under Captain Cook

Pablo Ruiz Picasso : A Biography
by Patrick O'Brian
Listed under Pablo Picasso

The Hundred Days
by Patrick O'Brian
(Paperback - October 1999)

Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin Series (Cloth))
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - November 1999)

The Commodore
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - April 1995)
Number 17

The Commodore
by Patrick O'Brian
(Paperback - April 1996)

Lobscouse & Spotted Dog : Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels
by Anne Chotzinoff Grossman, et al
(Hardcover - November 1997)

Harbors and High Seas : An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian
by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf (Contributor)
Where did Sophie battle the Cacafuego? Where is Aubrey's beloved Ashgrove cottage? What route did Maturin take with his bear? What's so desolate about Kerguelen Island? What's the best route from Botany Bay to Moahu? Find the answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this indispensable guide to the terrain and cartography of O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels. Amazon.com
Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 9.19 x 7.36
Owl Books; ISBN: 0805066144; 3rd edition (October 2000)

H.M.S. Surprise
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - November 1994)

Master and Commander
by Patrick O'Brian, Geoff Hunt (Photographer)
The opening salvo of the Aubrey-Maturin epic, in which the surgeon introduces himself to the captain by driving an elbow into his ribs during a chamber-music recital. Fortunately for millions of readers, the two quickly make up. Then they commence one of the great literary voyages of our century, set against an immaculately-detailed backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. This is the place to start--and in all likelihood, you won't be able to stop. Amazon.com
Hardcover: 411 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.43 x 8.51 x 5.90 
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (November 1994)
ISBN: 0393037010 

Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin)
by Patrick O'Brian
Captain Bligh (yes, the guy from the Bounty) needs to be rescued, and the Royal Navy has the perfect man for the job: Captain Jack Aubrey. With his friend and cloak-and-dagger expert Stephen Maturin in tow, Aubrey sets off for Australia. Several factors, including an attractive spy and a small-scale epidemic, conspire to change his plans, and before long his frigate is being pursued into Antarctic waters by a Dutch man-of-war. Five installments into the series, the Aubrey-Maturin story remains (to quote The Observer) "the best thing afloat since Horatio Hornblower." Amazon.com
(Hardcover - November 1994)

Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin)
by Patrick O'Brian
5th in the series.
Paperback: 325 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 7.72 x 5.29
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 039330812X; Reprint edition (August 1991)

The Surgeon's Mate
by Patrick O'Brian
7th in the series.
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.34 x 8.50 x 5.92
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 039303707X; Norton uni edition (November 1994)

The Surgeon's Mate
by Patrick O'Brian
Paperback: 382 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.84 x 7.75 x 5.33
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393308200; Reprint edition (January 1992)

The Ionian Mission)
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - November 1994)

Truelove
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - May 1992)
Number 15 in the series.

The Letter of Marque
The Letter of Marque
by Patrick O'Brian
Paperback from W.W. Norton & Company
Book Published: August, 1992
The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Series)
by Patrick O'Brian
When Jack Aubrey is unfairly deprived of his commission in the Royal Navy, Stephen Maturin comes to the rescue, purchasing the captain's former ship and outfitting it as a privateer, to be commanded by...Jack Aubrey. Soon the Surprise is off to sea, on a mission that Aubrey hopes will redeem his good name. The author's grasp of period detail is astonishing as ever--and so is his gift for pure entertainment. Amazon.com
(Hardcover - November 1994)

Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - November 1994)

The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin)
by Patrick O'Brian
Ashore without a command--and on half-pay to boot--Jack Aubrey's prayers are answered when Stephen Maturin shows up with a secret mission for him. The two men have been ordered to the Cape of Good Hope. There they hope to dislodge the French garrisons on the islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. Alas, two of their own colleagues--a dilettante and a martinet--prove to be nearly as great an obstacle as the French themselves. Amazon.com
(Hardcover - November 1994)

The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin)
by Patrick O'Brian
Paperback: 348 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 7.70 x 5.26
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 039330762X; Reprint edition (May 1991)

The Fortune of War (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
by Patrick O'Brian
Book Description: Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel, but the War of 1812 breaks out while they are enroute. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance. 6th in the series.
(Hardcover - November 1994)

The Fortune of War
by Patrick O'Brian
Paperback: 329 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 7.86 x 5.34 
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (August 1991)
ISBN: 0393308138 

Treason's Harbour (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - November 1994)

The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin)
by Patrick O'Brian
Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for Cape Horn, determined to intercept an American frigate before it can wreak havoc on the British whaling trade. As always, he is accompanied by intelligence operative Stephen Maturin, and as always, Aubrey has no idea of what his companion is up to. Another impeccably written adventure, by the end of which you should be able to identify a mizzen topsail in your sleep. Amazon.com
(Hardcover - November 1994)

Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World
Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World
by Richard O'Neill, Chris Chant, David Miller, Clive, Dr., Phd Wilkinson
Book Description
From the moment that Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's sequence of 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy officer Jack Aubrey and his surgeon colleague Stephen Maturin, was published in 1970, critics hailed his work as a masterpiece of historical recreation. Called "the best historical novels ever written" by The New York Times, the books have sold more than 3 million copies. This first full-color illustrated companion to the Aubrey-Maturin series, timed to benefit from the release of the blockbuster Twentieth-Century Fox film adaptation starring Russell Crowe, explains the fascinating physical details of Jack Aubrey's fictional world. An in-depth historical reference, it brings to life the political, cultural, and physical setting of O'Brian's novels. Annotated drawings, paintings, and diagrams reveal the complex parts of a ship and its rigging, weaponry, crew quarters and duties, below-deck conditions, and fighting tactics, while maps illustrate the location featured in each novel. 
Hardcover from Running Press
Book Published: March, 2004
The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin)
by Patrick O'Brian
(Hardcover - November 1994)

The Reverse of the Medal
by Patrick O'Brian
Paperback Reprint edition (August 1992)
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393309606

The Unknown Shore
The Unknown Shore
by Patrick O'Brian
The Unknown Shore, a sort-of sequel to The Golden Ocean, is a fascinating blue-print for the Aubrey-Maturin series. We follow Jack Byron and Tobias Barrow, two unlikely neighbors and fast friends in whom we catch glimpses of the heroes of the epic series to come. They set off to sea in 1740 as part of Commodore Anson's fleet to circumnavigate the globe. Byron, a romantic, forceful lad, signs on as a midshipman; Barrow, a strangely educated, scientifically brilliant boy, is running away from his father and wins a commission as a surgeon's mate. Set up in the Wager, which is parted from Anson's squadron and sinks somewhere along the desolate coast of Chile, Byron and Barrow are left to struggle for survival by wits alone, facing mutiny, famine, indifferent natives and lingering infighting. A fully realized hint of the fictional magic to come. - Amazon.com
Paperback from W.W. Norton & Company
Book Published: October, 1996
The Wine-Dark Sea
by Patrick O'Brian
Number 16 in the series.
(Hardcover - November 1993)

Persons, Animals, Ships and Cannon in the Aubrey-Maturin Sea Novels of Patrick O'Brian
by Anthony Gary Brown
(Paperback - July 1999)
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The Hindenburg
by Patrick O'Brien
Listed under Airships and Zeppelins

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