Seize the Fire Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar

ISBN-10: 0060753625

ISBN-13: 9780060753627

Edition: N/A

Authors: Adam Nicolson

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In October 1805 Lord Horatio Nelson, the most brilliant sea commander who ever lived, led the British Royal Navy to a devastating victory over the Franco-Spanish fleets at the great battle of Trafalgar. It was the foundation of Britain's nineteenth-century world-dominating empire. Adam Nicolson's Seize the Fire is not only a close and revealing portrait of a legendary hero in his final action but also a vivid account of the brutal realities of battle; it asks the questions: Why did the winners win? What was it about the British, their commanders and their men, their beliefs and their ambitions, that took them to such overwhelming victory?
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Adam Nicolson is the author of many books on history, travel and the environment. He is winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the British Topography Prize and lives at Sissinghust Castle in Kent.

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Morning
Zeal
Order and Anxiety
Honour
Love
Boldness
Battle
Violence
Humanity
Nobility
Bibliography
Index
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