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For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

by Joel S Hayward




"For God and Glory stands apart from the usual biographical-social treatment that is commonplace nowadays and makes a distinct and important contribution to the field. The author's experience and perspective make him uniquely situated to comment on important aspects of the admiral's career."—Barry Gough, author of Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

Taking a highly original, thematic approach to the study of Horatio Lord Nelson, Joel Hayward analyzes the admiral's unique warfighting style, doctrine, tactics, and operational art, his command and leadership abilities, and his attitudes and beliefs. But Hayward reveals how all these elements combined to form the man whose infectious ethos spread through his entire force. He shows that Nelson's creative genius, excitable and intense personality, dramatic visage, and fervor for all things martial not only inspired courage and loyalty but so dazzled and inflamed the hearts and minds of his men that he reached near cult status in his lifetime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612517797
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joel Hayward is Professor of Strategic Thought at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates. His former posts have included being the director of the Institute of International and Civil Security and the chair of the multidisciplinary Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khalifa University (UAE) and the dean of the Royal Air Force College (UK). He is the author of fifteen books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction 1

1 Nelson's Conception of His Enemies 5

2 The Admiral's Spiritual Beliefs 42

3 Command, Leadership, and Management 71

4 Nelson's Warfighting Style and Maneuver Warfare 100

5 Nelson and War on Land 128

6 Coalition Warfare 165

Conclusion 202

Notes 209

Glossary 233

Bibliography 237

Index 245

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