Horatio Nelson: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

Horatio Nelson: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

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by Angus Konstam
     
 


The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped secure Britain's place as the world's dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson's death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence during Britain's war with Revolutionary France, becoming a hero at the battle…  See more details below

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The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped secure Britain's place as the world's dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson's death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence during Britain's war with Revolutionary France, becoming a hero at the battle of Cape St. Vincent. He went on to win massive victories at the Nile and Copenhagen, before leading the British to their historic victory at Trafalgar in 1805. But, in that moment of his greatest glory, Nelson was struck down by a French sharpshooter. Today Nelson is revered as an almost mythical figure - a naval genius and a national hero. He was also a deeply flawed individual whose vanity, ego and private life all threatened to overshadow his immense abilities. This book reveals the real Nelson.

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“There is much more to this book than the general synopsis provided. It is a story of a man who was remarkable in so many ways. A man who was both a brilliant tactician in battle and childish in his personal affairs. An outstanding read on an equally outstanding man and one you should not pass up.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849084956
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
Command Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed and widely published author has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates and Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Horatio Nelson: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely not worth the money. Only 73 pages long.