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Master and Commander

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Set during the Napoleonic Wars, Master and Commander brings to life many of the most exciting elements of historical naval battles. You have peril, internal ship intrigue, betrayal, heroics and sacrifice in large amounts. Indeed, if you like the adventures of characters such as Horatio Hornblower, then Patrick O’Brian’s character Captain Jack Aubrey (portrayed very well by Russell Crowe) will definitely entertain you. 


This movie is an underrated gem and is worth a second look – and you probably won’t find it streaming on your favorite online video service. If you enjoy this film, be sure to check out the books of Patrick O’Brian and C. S. Forester – also at the Faulkner County Library.

Master and Commander


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Horatio Hornblower

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In the Heart of the Sea

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A Sailor's Guide to Earth

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Looking for some truly great new music? Try “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” the latest release from Kentucky’s Sturgill Simpson. Easily the most unusual country album in quite some time. In fact, it quickly colors outside the lines of the musical genre and in the end becomes a hybrid of so many styles it’ll make your head spin – in a good way. With a voice that recalls but never copies artists as diverse as Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Raul Malo – your ears will be entertained from start to finish. At once country, then 6os doo-wop, then covering grunge legends Nirvana, this record is one good surprise after another.
Check out Sturgill Simpson’s brand new album on CD or Download his debut on our Freegal service. 
 




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