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Title: Nelson. The Immortal Memory
Description: London England, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1988. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Octavo 0460070088 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Nelson. The Immortal Memory. Slight foxing to edge. Slightly sunned spine to D/J. Price clipped to D/J. The authors, two of the country's leading naval historians, create here an immensely human portrait of the man - at once humble yet ambitious, kind but at times irritable, exceptionally lovable and yet often vain and self-pitying, unswerving in his sense of professional duty but unfaithful to his wife in one tremendous love affair. And they evoke, as well, a remarkable sense of what it was to sail the seas in Nelson's day, in peace and in war. The great battles of St Vincent, the Nile and Copenhagen spring vividly to life, as do the achievements of the British blockading fleet off the French coast in the months and years before the victory of Trafalgar - a victory so decisive and so devastating that it put an end to war at sea for a century. There have been many attempts to explain the unique response that Nelson could win from almost everyone. This penetrating but sympathetic new biography brings us closer than ever before to an understnading of one of our most revered heroes, who even during his lifetime secured an enduring place in the hearts of an entire nation. Illustrated. 390 pp.

Keywords: Non Fiction Biography History Nelson Naval Leader 0460070088

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 095684

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