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Nelson and Napoleon
     

Nelson and Napoleon

by Christopher Lee
 

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Horatio Nelson is Britain’s greatest naval hero, and Trafalgar in 1805 is her greatest naval victory. Through the prism of the events of the preceding years, historian Christopher Lee reexamines the myths surrounding Trafalgar. He also paints a detailed picture of the personalities and the intrigues, particularly the creation of Nelson as national hero

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Horatio Nelson is Britain’s greatest naval hero, and Trafalgar in 1805 is her greatest naval victory. Through the prism of the events of the preceding years, historian Christopher Lee reexamines the myths surrounding Trafalgar. He also paints a detailed picture of the personalities and the intrigues, particularly the creation of Nelson as national hero and his intense rivalry with Napoleon. Finally, he explores the "what ifs" of Trafalgar—for instance, what if Nelson had lived?This is an illuminating account of a victory that changed the course of the Napoleonic wars and led to Britannia ruling the waves for more than 100 years. Christopher Lee is the author of the prize-winning history of Britain, This Sceptered Isle.

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The battles, the politics, and the personal rivalries that led to Britain’s most momentous naval victory.

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ISBN-13:
9780571321674
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.86(d)

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