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The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

By Stephen Taylor

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393071641, 354pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2012

Pellew's humanity, fondness for subordinates, and blind love for his family, and the warmth and intimacy of his letters, make him a hugely engaging figure. Stephen Taylor gives him at last the biography he deserves.