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    Re: Dava Sobel, O'Brian
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2006 Apr 28, 14:43 -0600

    On 28 Apr 2006, at 10:44 AM, Philip Lange wrote:

    I missed all the discussion on Patrick O'Brian. I checked the archives and a search for? "Patrick O'Brian""O'Brian" fails to show any results. Any one have a synopsis of his gaffs and errors?

    My archive shows a thread that began Feb 13, 2004.? It had to do with the ship carrying a large telescope to observe Jupiter's moons.? O'Brian did not really get trashed, however.

    I think Patrick O'Brian is an excellent author, and quite close to historical fact virtually all the time.? He did an enormous amount of research to ensure the same.

    Fred Hubard: could you expound on why you think O'Brian deserves trashing?

    Dan

       
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