‘Master and Commander’ and nautical historical novels

Read This Book! from the University Libraries

Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O’Brian was the topic for this installment of “Read This Book!” brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

In this episode, host Lisa Von Drasek, talks with the Libraries’ Jan Fransen about the series — which focuses on Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin — and the very active community of readers.

Books discussed

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

From Saint Paul Public Library

A Sea of Words by Dean King

Patrick O’Brian’s Navy

About Lisa Von Drasek and Jan Fransen

Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Jan Fransen is the Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems at the University of Minnesota Libraries. 

About Read This Book!

Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.

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