Selected Bibliography

Patrick O’Brian

In the LRB Archive:

  • He lyeth in his teeth · 18 April 1996

    • Francis Drake: The Lives of a Hero by John Cummins
  • Dirty Linen · 4 August 1994

    • Mr Bligh’s Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theatre on the ‘Bounty’ by Greg Dening
    • Admiral Satan: The Life and Campaigns of Suffren by Roderick Cavaliero
  • Happy in Heaven · 10 February 1994

    • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Life and Death of the Little Prince by Paul Webster
  • Some More Sea · 10 September 1992

    • The Oxford Book of the Sea edited by Jonathan Raban
  • Das Boot · 30 August 1990

    • The U-Boat War in the Atlantic 1939-1945 by Günter Hessler and introduced by Andrew Withers
    • Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars, 1916-1945 by John Terraine
  • Prodigies · 10 May 1990

    • The Travels of Mendes Pinto by Fernao Mendes Pinto, translated by Rebecca Catz
    • The Grand Peregrination by Maurice Collis
  • Great Encounters · 11 January 1990

    • The Price of Admiralty by John Keegan
  • Fourteen Thousand Dried Penguins · 9 November 1989

    • Last Voyages. Cavendish, Hudson, Ralegh: The Original Narratives edited by Philip Edwards
    • The Nagle Journal: A Diary for the Life of Jacob Nagle, Sailor, from the Year 1775 to 1841 edited by John Dann
    • Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 1741-1742 by Georg Wilhelm Steller, edited by O.W. Frost, translated by Margritt Engel and O.W. Frost
  • Fire and Ice · 20 April 1989

    • Fire Down Below by William Golding
  • Battle of Britain · 7 July 1988

    • The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin and Geoffrey Parker
    • Armada 1588-1988 by M.J. Rodriguez-Salgado and
    • Armada: A Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Spanish Armada 1588-1988 by Peter Padfield
    • Froude’s ‘Spanish Story of the Armada’, and Other Essays edited by A.L. Rowse
    • Ireland’s Armada Legacy by Laurence Flanagan
    • The Armada in the Public Records by N.A.M. Rodger
    • The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588 by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • Half a pirate · 22 January 1987

    • Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates by Robert Ritchie
    • Richard Knight’s Treasure! The True Story of his Extraordinary Quest for Captain Kidd’s Cache by Glenys Roberts


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