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Lord Cochrane, the Sea Wolf

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Cochrane: Britannia's Sea Wolf
by Donald Thomas
Book Description: Daring and dashing, Thomas, Lord Cochrane led an extraordinary life. This bold commander, whose exploits far exceeded those of any fictional counterpart, was dubbed the "Sea Wolf" by no less than Napoleon himself. More than just a colorful military figure, however, Cochrane entered Parliament, became a radical reformer, and fought official corruption...earning powerful enemies in the process. They plotted revenge--and very nearly succeeded--but Cochrane's final triumph as a conquering hero remains one of the most amazing tales ever told.
Hardcover from Sterling

Lord Cochrane, Seaman, Radical, Liberator: A Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (Heart of Oak Sea Classics Series)
by Christopher Lloyd
Paperback from Owl Books

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The Sea Wolf: The Life of Admiral Cochrane
by Ian Grimble
Book Description: Thomas Cochrane's life has inspired naval authors from Frederick Marryat to Patrick O'Brien, but the Scottish admiral's life contained more adventures than any novelist could have created. Cochrane was a successful commander during the Napoleonic Wars, but his unorthodox tactics and views made him no friends at the Admiralty. 

After being jailed on dubious corruption charges he sent most of the rest of his life commanding foreign navies, such as those of Chile, Peru, Brazil and Greece. Inheriting the title Earl of Dundonald restored his respectability in Britain and he spent his remaining years in England as an inventor, being buried in Westminster Abbey upon his death in 1860 at age 85.
Paperback from Birlinn Ltd

The Autobiography of a Seaman
by Admiral Lord Cochrane
Paperback from The Lyons Press

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Cochrane: the Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain
Robert Harvey
The life and exploits of the daring seaman Thomas Cochrane, who rose from midshipman to admiral and was called "the sea wolf" by Napoleon, are so extraordinary that his life reads like a compelling work of fiction. In one sense it became so, for the novelist Patrick O'Brian took Cochrane's exploits and used them as the basis for Jack Aubrey, the main protagonist of naval novels set during the Napoleonic War. His life on land was as colourful and adventurous as on sea. Like O'Brian's Aubrey, he was framed in a Stock Exchange scandal. Sentenced to the pillory, he escaped prison by means of a rope and fled the country to become a mercenary admiral in the service of countries fighting for independence. Off the coast of Chile, Peru, Brazil and Greece, always outnumbered and outgunned, he became a legend of daring and courage - on one occasion chasing the entire Portuguese fleet in a single ship. An innovative tactician, he was the first advocate of onshore guerilla raiding. He promoted the use of explosive-laden ships and counter-intelligence and recommended the use of sulphur gas to the Admiralty. The Publisher
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Cochrane: Britannia's Last Sea-King
by Donald Serrell Thomas
Hardcover from Viking Press
1978
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The fighting Cochranes : a scottish clan over six hundred years of naval and military history
by Alexander Cochrane
from Quiller Press
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Der Rebell Thomas Cochrane : Seeheld, Radikaler, Revolutionär, 1775-1860
by Wolfgang Mayer
from IDEA
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Rebel admiral: the life and exploits of Admiral Lord Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald
by Frank Knight
from Macdonald & Co.
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