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Patrick O'Brian


(Richard Patrick Russ)
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Stepfather of Nikolai Tolstoy

In addition to twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey-Maturin series, Patrick O'Brian's many books include Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown Shore. O'Brian also wrote acclaimed biographies of Pablo Picasso and Sir Joseph Banks and translated many works from the French, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Lacouture's biographies of Charles de Gaulle. He passed away in January 2000 at the age of 85.

Genres: Historical