Deep down, Professor David Bederman identified, I am convinced, with Captain Jack Aubrey. This may surprise the reader who knew David as a slightly built, mild-mannered, gentle, and bespectacled scholar, given that Jack Aubrey (played by Russell Crowe in the movie Master and Commander) is described throughout the books that chronicle his maritime career as an enormous, blond, muscular Anglo-Saxon. You may not think of David Bederman as a swashbuckler á la Errol Flynn.
David Bederman, Master and Commander,
Emory L. J.
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