The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower: A Biography of C. S. Forester's Famous Naval Hero

The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower: A Biography of C. S. Forester's Famous Naval Hero

by C. Northcote Parkinson
     
 

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Many know of Horatio Hornblower's exploits during the Napoleonic Wars through the novels of C.S. Forester, but how many know the true Hornblower—the man who rose from Midshipman to Admiral of the British Fleet? Using Hornblower family papers discovered in the 1970s, C. Northcote Parkinson has set the record straight in this authoritative biography.  See more details below

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Many know of Horatio Hornblower's exploits during the Napoleonic Wars through the novels of C.S. Forester, but how many know the true Hornblower—the man who rose from Midshipman to Admiral of the British Fleet? Using Hornblower family papers discovered in the 1970s, C. Northcote Parkinson has set the record straight in this authoritative biography.

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Parkinson's 1970 volume tells the life story of C.S. Forester's fictional naval hero. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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"There is enough here to delight even the most enthusiastic of Hornblower's fans."  —The Los Angeles Times

"Authentic naval adventure . . . full of action."  —Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718107871
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1970
Pages:
304

Meet the Author


Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic and first became famous for "Parkinson's Law"—work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Parkinson wrote many books on British politics and economics. His first fictional effort, a "biography" of Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led to the Delancey series. C. Northcote Parkinson died in 1993.

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