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Posted July 9, 2013
Before reading the book, my impression of Admiral Nelson was tha
Before reading the book, my impression of Admiral Nelson was that of a man who saved the Great Britain from the unstoppable tide that was Napoleon. After reading this dense but well-written book, he emerges as a flawed but still honorable man worthy of our respect. It's clear that Mr. Sugden has conducted meticulous research as he outlines in detail the key battles and personal and political factors that influenced Admiral Nelson's decisions. Plus, I got a fascinating glimpse into the then society as Admiral Nelson's reputation seems to have suffered from his notorious liaison with Lady Hamilton. I guess saving a country still didn't spare him from the moral condemnation of his peers, and it wasn't as glamorous as the portrayal seen in "That Hamilton Woman." I look forward to reading Mr. Sugden's first tome in the biography, "Nelson: A Dream of Glory".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.