CORDINGLY, David. COCHRANE, Thomas).
Title: Cochrane : The Real Master and Commander. American Book Club Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Bloomsbury, New York, 2007, ISBN:9781582345345
Seller ID: 115075
(COCHRANE, Thomas). CORDINGLY, David. Cochrane : The Real Master and Commander. (New York): Bloomsbury, (2007). Book Club Edition. Pp. (10),[xi]-xvi,(10) of maps,-420,(2), + 24 pages of plates (16 of which are in colour). Illustrated. 8vo, black paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine.David Cordingly (b. December 5, 1938, London, England). "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. Patrick O'Brian, C.S. Fore ster, and Captain marryat all based their literary heroes on the man about whom Lord Byron once famously rhapsodized, 'There is no man I envy so much as Lord Cochrane'. But, as David Cordingly reveals, Cochrane far exceeded the daring and romantic exploits of his fictional counterparts. In this fascinating account of Cochrane's extraordinary life, Cordingly, author of the bestselling 'Under the Black Flag' and 'Billy Ruffian', unearths startling new details about the real-life 'Master and Commander' -- from his heroic battles against the French navy to his role in the liberation of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and the stock exchange scandal that forced him out of Englandand almost ended his naval career. Drawing on previously unpublished paper s, his own travels, wide reading, and the kind of original research that distinguished 'The Billy Ruffian', Cordingly tells the rip-roaring story of the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 dustjacket. Prologue; 1. A Scottish Upbringing: 1775-1793; 2. From Midshipman to Lieutenant: 1793-1800; 3. Commander of the Speedy: 1800-1801; 4. A Dark Interlude: 1801-1804; 5. The Flying Pallas: 1804-1806;- 6. Member of Parliament for Honiton: 1806-1807; 7. The Westminster Election: 1807; 8. Return to the Mediterranean: 1807-1808; 9. The CoastalRaids of the Imperieuse: 1808; 10. The Defence of Fort Trinidad: 1808; 11. Entering the Gates of Hell: 1809; 12. The French Fleet Aground: 1809;- 13. The Court Martial of Lord Gambier: 1809; 14. Riots and Romance: 1809-1814; 15. The Stock Exchange Scandal: 1814; 16. The wilderness years: 1814-1818; 17. The Liberation of Chile and Peru: 1818-1822; 18. Brazil and Beyond: 18 22-1825; 19. A Greek Fiasco: 1825-1828; 20. The Fightback: 1828-1851;- 21. The Last Years: 1851-1860. With glossary, notes, bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00