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Naval myths dispelled,
This review is from: Frigate Commander (Paperback)
I was delighted to read of Captain Graham Moore's life and exploits in Wareham's well-researched book, FRIGATE COMMANDER. Though scholarly, it flows in the writing style of good fiction. I find the primary source excerpts of Moore's prose most readable and, though unlikely, would love to read the complete collection of the captain's journals. The fact Moore is a peace-loving man and a `romantic' at heart makes him an engaging character. But also, this biography gives an insight into the relationship between a senior naval officer and his men and, in doing so, dispels many of the myths about the treatment meted out to crew aboard fighting ships during the Napoleonic War era.
A recommended addition to anyone's nautical collection.