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Cochrane - The Real Master and Commander

David Cordingly

From the bestselling author of Under the Black Flag comes the definitive biography of the swashbuckling nineteenth-century maritime hero upon whom Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower are based. Nicknamed le loup des mers ("the sea wolf") by Napoleon, Thomas Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful naval heroes of all time. In this fascinating account of Cochrane's life, historian David Cordingly unearths startling new details about the real-life "Master and Commander," from his daring exploits against the French navy to his role in the liberation of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and the shock exchange scandal that forced him out of England and almost ended his naval career. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, his own travels, wide reading, and the kind of original research that distinguished The Billy Ruffian, Cordingly tells the rip-roaring story of the archetypal romantic hero who conquered the seas and, in the process, defined his era.

From the bestselling author of Under the Black Flag comes the definitive biography of the swashbuckling nineteenth-century maritime hero upon whom Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower are based. Nicknamed le loup des mers ("the sea wolf") by Napoleon, Thomas Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful naval heroes of all time. In this fascinating account of Cochrane's life, historian David Cordingly unearths startling new details about the real-life "Master and Commander," from his daring exploits against the French navy to his role in the liberation of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and the shock exchange scandal that forced him out of England and almost ended his naval career. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, his own travels, wide reading, and the kind of original research that distinguished The Billy Ruffian, Cordingly tells the rip-roaring story of the archetypal romantic hero who conquered the seas and, in the process, defined his era.
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From the bestselling author of Under the Black Flag comes the definitive biography of the swashbuckling nineteenth-century maritime hero upon whom Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower are based. Nicknamed le loup des mers ("the sea wolf") by Napoleon, Thomas Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful naval heroes of all time. In this fascinating account of Cochrane's life, historian David Cordingly unearths startling new details about the real-life "Master and Commander," from his daring exploits against the French navy to his role in the liberation of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and the shock exchange scandal that forced him out of England and almost ended his naval career. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, his own travels, wide reading, and the kind of original research that distinguished The Billy Ruffian, Cordingly tells the rip-roaring story of the archetypal romantic hero who conquered the seas and, in the process, defined his era.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

13h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:00:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:23