Nelson : A Personal History

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Admiral Lord Nelson is one of the most celebrated of military commanders, pursuing victories often against impossible odds and courageously putting himself in terrible danger. His exploits at Cadiz, the Battle of the Nile, Copenhagen and, of course, at Trafalgar are well documented, but sometimes the man himself is eclipsed by the events he did so much to shape. In Christopher Hibbert's "Nelson: A Personal History" we are given a full and intimate portrait of Horatio Nelson from his checkered youth, through his first commission and his rapid advance to Commander of the Fleet. But we also learn of his private life - of his thoughts on his fellows, war, his long affair with Lady Hamilton - and discover why history has found him such a compelling figure.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 22mm | 322.06g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 33 b&w illustrations, chronology, references, bibliography, index
  • 0140167382
  • 9780140167382

Table of contents

Burnham Thorpe; Chatham, the Arctic and the West Indies; the Mosquito Shore; the North American station; France and the Leeward Islands; the island of Nevis; Norfolk; the Mediterranean; the Palazzo Sessa; Corsica; Cape St Vincent; Cadiz and Tenerife; Bath, London and Toulon; Abu Qir; Naples; Palazzo Reale; Palermo; the Bay of Naples; the Colli Palace; Germany; London and Fonthill, the Channel; the Kattegat; Copenhagen; the Thames Valley and boulogne; Merton Place; the West Country; Surrey; the Victory; return to Merton; Portsmouth; the Atlantic approaches; Trafalgar; mourning; St Paul's; the fate of characters whose end is not recorded in the text.
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