"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Received this message Tuesday from the Aubrey-Maturin Appreciation Society on Facebook:
The Royal Navy is attempting to sell HMS Victory to a charity or even corporate enterprise, in order to save on the £1.5 million ($2.8 million) annual cost of preserving Nelson's flagship.
This is shocking and very worrying news. It marks a very real threat to the fibre of British - and global - maritime heritage, in the name of short term cost cutting and budget cuts. Victory is 250 years old. She was Nelson's flagship at the 1805 battle of Trafalgar. She transformed world history and Nelson died on her deck in the heat of battle.