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Nelson : A Personal History

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Christopher Hibbert recounts the events of Nelson's life, from the morning when the diminutive midshipman stood nervously on the dockyard at Chatham, wondering how to get aboard his ship and enter the strange world of the Navy, until the long afternoon when, as Admiral, he lay dying. Hibbert brilliantly illuminates Nelson's personality, his personal and political friendships, his relationship with Sir William Hamilton, and his passionate love affair with Hamilton's wife, the beautiful Emma - daughter of a blacksmith, once a London prostitute, and the mother of his adored illegitimate daughter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 35.3mm | 826.1g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0201408007
  • 9780201408003
  • 860,554

About Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert has written many well-received biographies, including, most recently, Queen Victoria. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Leicester University.show more

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In this colorful, absorbing tale of Nelson's life on and off the high seas, Hibbert illuminates the admiral's personality, his personal and political friendships, his relationship with Sir William Hamilton, and his passionate love affair with Hamilton's wife.show more

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83 ratings
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