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Posted December 17, 2004
I have just read this book for the first time, and it won't be the last. The author carried me along so effortlessly that I was almost there at the scene. This is a balanced view of events, and gives credit where credit is due...especially where the ill-fated Admiral Villeneuve is concerned. His personal tragedy is described with a long overdue sympathy, and the detailed analysis of his personal situation makes the account of the battle all the more compelling. Nelson was the admiral who died that day in 1805, but poor betrayed Villeneuve clearly wished he had too. If you want to learn about Trafalgar, this is the book with which to start. It is also the book to which you will return after sampling all the others. I cannot praise it highly enough.
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