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Joseph Banks: A Life

From: Gibbons Burke (gibbonsb@io.com)
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 14:07:23 -0500
Subject: Joseph Banks: A Life

Passing the New Paperbacks table in Borders Books in the World Trade Center today on my way back to lunch I happened to spot the newly released edition of "Joseph Banks: A Life" by Patrick O'Brian in trade paperback format, published in 1997 by the University of Chicago Press. Here are the particulars:

Joseph Banks: A Life
by Patrick O'Brian
Price $15.95
Paperback, 328 pages, 6 halftones, 2 maps, 6 line drawings
Pub Date: 1 October 1997 (orig. 1993)
ISBN: 0-226-61628-2

Reviews and a 20% discount are available at www.amazon.com (add $3.95 for 3-day shipping). With tax included it cost me $17.27 downstairs. Back-cover blurb reviews and a description are available at the University of Chicago Press web site:


A review of "Joseph Banks: A Life" by Lynda Colley in the New York Times Review of Books from 28 March 1993 can be found at the following URL:

http://search.nytimes.com/books/search/bin/fastweb?getdoc+book-rev+book-rev+1559 1+11++

The review is interesting and lauds O'Brian for his masterful treatment of the ENDEAVOR's voyage. Colley takes the author to task, however, for failing to illuminate adequtely the darker, impersonal and ruthless side of Banks's character.


Gibbons Burke http://www.io.com/gibbonsb/ gibbonsb@io.com

Creator - A comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh. H.L. Mencken

From: Graham Bird (g.bird@opengroup.org)
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 00:22:29 -0800
Subject: Re: Joseph Banks: A Life

The Books on Tape version of this is excellent

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