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

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Depicts the adventurous and heroic life story of Edward Pellew, the British naval officer who worked his way up to commanding the HMS Indefatigable during the Revolutionary War and also fought during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
 

About Stephen Taylor

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Stephen Taylor is a former journalist and foreign correspondent. He lives in England.
 
Published October 15, 2012 by W W Norton & Co Inc.
Genres: . Non-fiction

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In a biography of Edward Pellew (1757-1833), the legendary British captain, Taylor (Storm and Conquest: The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809, 2008) demonstrates his commanding knowledge of naval history, especially during the late-18th and early-19th centuries, a period of some of the g...

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Edward Pellew (1757–1833) was one of the British Royal Navy’s most successful and famous officers in the era of the French revolutionary wars. Orphaned at eight, he rose by merit and achievement, maki

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a great man—and a good man.” In an era when the Royal Navy’s treatment of its men was harsh, Pellew urged his subordinates to “be as kind as you can without suffering imposition on your good nature.” Pellew spent more than 36 years at sea, rose to the rank of admiral, led an internation...

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Capt. Edward Pellew was credited with exploits unique in British naval history.

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Christian Science Monitor

Still, the shocker is not that Pellew has been entered into the lists to vie with the likes of Thomas Cochrane and George Anson as model for Aubrey, but that Pellew himself – or rather, his fictional self – is the captain under whom C.

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The captain, so extravagantly described, is Edward Pellew, whose similarities to Jack Aubrey are striking enough that readers, as Taylor puts it diplomatically, "will judge for themselves whether O'Brian was ignorant of his hero's resonance with Pellew."

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