Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World

Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World

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By (author) Roy Adkins

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 213mm x 25mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143037951
  • ISBN 13: 9780143037958
  • Sales rank: 323,593

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An explosive chronicle of history's greatest sea battle In the tradition of Antony Beevor's "Stalingrad, Nelson's Trafalgar" presents the definitive blow-by-blow account of the world's most famous naval battle, when the British Royal Navy under Lord Horatio Nelson dealt a decisive blow to the forces of Napoleon. The Battle of Trafalgar comes boldly to life in this definitive work that re-creates those five momentous, earsplitting hours with unrivaled detail and intensity.

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Roy Adkins is a historian and archaeologist. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London. His previous books include The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Dictionary of Roman Religion, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome.

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Captures the din, confusion, and sheer carnage of the battle. ("The Wall Street Journal")