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'British Sea Power and Napoleon in the Novels of Patrick O'Brian'

Henry Dietz (Government)

Fri, August 30, 2013 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

One of the remarkable aspects of the novels of Patrick O’Brian is his extraordinary grasp of the times and his inimitable portrayal of friendships. His novels take place against the background of the Napoleonicwars and the friendship of English Naval Captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. The novels are well-researched and authentic in evocative language.
            Henry Dietz, Professor of Government, is a Founding Member of British Studies since 1975. He is renowned for his work on Andean South America, especially Peru. His areas of interest in Latin America embrace elections, civil-military relations, urban politics, and poverty. His books include Capital City Politics in Latin America: Democratization and Empowerment (2002).

Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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