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MY LEAD DOG WAS A LESBIAN: Mushing Across Alaska i

By: BRIAN PATRICK O'DONOGHUE

Price: $6.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM212100

ISBN: 0679764119

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place. But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero? In conditions like these, anything can go wrong. For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did. In "My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, " his reporter and intrepid novice musher tells what happened when he entered the 1991 Iditarod, along with seventeen sled dogs with names like Harley, Screech, and Rainy, his sexually confuse... View more info

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WINE-DARK SEA

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119604

ISBN: 0393312445

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


At the outset of this adventure filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue an American privateer through the Great South Sea. The strange color of the ocean reminds Stephen of Homer's famous description, and portends an underwater volcanic eruption that will create a new island overnight and leave an indelible impression on the reader's imagination. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Jack will survive a desperate open ... View more info

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MAURITIUS COMMAND

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119385

ISBN: 039330762X

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny. View more info

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THIRTEEN-GUN SALUTE

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM497987

ISBN: 039330907X

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin his friend, ship's surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk. The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the... View more info

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PICASSO : A BIOGRAPHY

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119551

ISBN: 0393311074

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Patrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso is here available in paperback for the first time. It is the most comprehensive yet written, and the only biography fully to appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art.Everything about Picasso, except his physical stature, was on an enormous scale. No painter of the first rank has been so awe-inspiringly productive. No painter of any rank has made so much money. A few painters have rivaled his life span of ninety years, but none has attracted so avid, so insatiable, a public interest. Patrick O'Brian knew Pi... View more info

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MASTER AND COMMANDER

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119355

ISBN: 0393307050

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle. View more info

MASTER AND COMMANDER

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $125.00

Publisher: EASTON PRESS:

Seller ID: IM425916

ISBN: 1199095729

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


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LETTER OF MARQUE

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119453

ISBN: 0393309053

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. View more info

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GOLDEN OCEAN

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119716

ISBN: 0393315371

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


In the year 1740, Commodore (later Admiral) George Anson embarked on a voyage that would become one of the most famous exploits in British naval history. Sailing through poorly charted waters, Anson and his men encountered disaster, disease, and astonishing success. They circumnavigated the globe and seized a nearly incalcuable sum of Spanish gold and silver, but only one of the five ships survived. This is the background to the first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea, a precursor to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series that shares the excitement and rich humor of those books. The ... View more info

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THIRTEEN-GUN SALUTE

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119459

ISBN: 039330907X

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin his friend, ship's surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk. The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the... View more info

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TREASON'S HARBOUR

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119436

ISBN: 0393308634

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission. View more info

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RENDEZVOUS AND OTHER STORIES

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119658

ISBN: 0393313808

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Patrick O'Brian has emerged, in the opinion of many, as one of the greatest novelists now writing in English. His fame rests mainly on the achievement of the epic Aubrey/Maturin novels, but few readers know that O'Brian first made his reputation as a writer of short fiction. Collected here for the first time are twenty-seven stories that O'Brian wishes to preserve: stories of uncommon lyricism and beauty that will confirm his rightful place in the front rank of short-story writers as well as of novelists. Although the tone of this collection ranges effortlessly from the humorous to the dramati... View more info

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TRUELOVE

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119501

ISBN: 0393310167

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a highly placed English spy... View more info

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MASTER AND COMMANDER

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119354

ISBN: 0393307050

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle. View more info

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FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (mti)

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM120094

ISBN: 0393324761

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


JACK AUBREY, a brilliant and fearless captain in Nelson's navy, accepts a mission that will test his abilities to the limit: he is to set sail immediately for Cape Horn, to intercept a powerful frigate intent on wreaking havoc among British whalers. Aubrey's beloved ship, HMS Surprise, is up to the task, but many of her sailors are untried. Aubrey's confidant, ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, has orders of his own in the world of secret intelligence. As the Surprise and her crew draw closer to the enemy, their journey grows ever more dangerous: murder, shipwreck, and a desperate rescue attempt ... View more info

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FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119433

ISBN: 0393308626

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity. View more info

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BLUE AT THE MIZZEN

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119928

ISBN: 039332107X

Condition: GOOD MARKED


Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America--where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain--the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular nava... View more info

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IONIAN MISSION

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119414

ISBN: 0393308219

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own. View more info

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FORTUNE OF WAR

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119406

ISBN: 0393308138

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance. View more info

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FORTUNE OF WAR

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119405

ISBN: 0393308138

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance. View more info

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FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119434

ISBN: 0393308626

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity. View more info

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IONIAN MISSION

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119413

ISBN: 0393308219

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own. View more info

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DESOLATION ISLAND

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119403

ISBN: 039330812X

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes... View more info

SURGEON'S MATE

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $125.00

Publisher: EASTON PRESS:

Seller ID: IM425927

ISBN: 1199095834

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


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SURGEON'S MATE

By: PATRICK O'BRIAN

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119411

ISBN: 0393308200

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing. The chase that follows is as thrilling and unexpected as anything O'Brian has written. View more info