Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander.
Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester, and Captain Marryat all based their fictional heroes on Lord Cochrane. But, as David Cordingly reveals, Cochrane's true story far exceeds the daring and romanticism of his fictional counterparts, Cordingly was Keeper of Pictures and Head of Exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum in Britain for 12 years. Originally published at $32.50, 1st US ed. Bloomsbury Press. 2007. Hb, dj. NEW. $15.00