Nelson : Britannia's God of War

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'Fascinating ...Shot through with fresh insights ...No previous biography has attempted anything so comprehensive.' Observer Nelson explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one man's genius, to understand how the greatest warrior that Britain has ever produced transformed the art of conflict, and enabled his country to survive the challenge of total war and international isolation. 'A concise, accessible overview of Nelson's career and reputation.' Spectator 'Andrew Lambert is the outstanding British naval historian of his generation.' David Cannadine 'Excellent ...Worthy of the stirring events [it celebrates].' Independentshow more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 38mm | 459.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Main
  • 16 colour plate section
  • 0571212271
  • 9780571212279
  • 218,327

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"'It addresses Nelson's career with energy and good sense.' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'Good on the influence of sea power on history, and also examines in some detail the two controversial episodes of Nelson's life: his treatment of his wife, Fanny, after leaving her for Emma Hamilton, and his alleged betrayal of the armistice given to the defeated Jacobin rebels at Naples, followed by the execution of the Neapolitan officer Francesco Caracciolo.' Evening Standard 'No previous biography has attempted anything so comprehensive... fascinating' Observer"show more

About Professor Andrew D. Lambert

Andrew Lambert is Professor of Naval History at King's College, London, and has been described as 'the outstanding British naval historian of his generation' (David Cannadine). His books include The Foundations of Naval History (1998), Trincomalee: The Last of Nelson's Frigates (2002), Nelson: Britannia's God of War (2004), Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Exploration (2009), and The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812 (2012). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and his highly successful history of the British Navy, War at Sea, was broadcast on more