Nelson the Commander


By: Geoffrey Bennett
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781844153077
Published: 30th August 2005
RRP / Print Price: £9.99

Current purchase price:
£9.99

Nelson the Commander

Nearly two centuries after his death, does Nelson deserve his reputation as one of the world's great commanders?

Nelson's triumphs have so caught the public imagination that his failures are barely remembered. His only victorious battles at sea was Trafalgar (at Copenhagen and the Nile his destroyed ships at anchor), while his infatuation with Emma Hamilton , his role in the judicial murder of the Neapolitan Commodore, Carraciolo, and his flagrant disobedience of orders brought him disgrace and dishonour. Yet this was a man who, in an age when the Royal Navy thrived on rum, sodomy and the lash, turned his captains into a 'Band of Brothers' and whose death brought tears to the eyes of the toughest sailors.

Did England's naval hero have the star quality which marks the world's truly great captains? In answering this question, Geoffrey Bennett, a distinguished historian who himself served in the Royal Navy for thirty-five years, provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson's life and career which will enthrall students of history and the general reader alike.

 




Some books that may interest you

Great Escapes of the First World War
Great Escapes of the First World War
By: Rachel Bilton

Beachhead Assault
Beachhead Assault
By: David Lee
Foreword by: Tony Parsons

Walking Ypres
Walking Ypres
By: Paul Reed

Wellington's Peninsular War
Wellington's Peninsular War
By: Julian Paget

Happy Odyssey
Happy Odyssey
By: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart
Foreword by: Sir Winston Churchill

Pegasus - The Heart of the Harrier
Pegasus - The Heart of the Harrier
By: Andrew Dow

North Korean Onslaught
North Korean Onslaught
By: Gerry van Tonder

The Brunei Revolt 1962-1963
The Brunei Revolt 1962-1963
By: Nick Van der Bijl

Target Berlin
Target Berlin
By: Jeffrey Ethell, Dr Alfred Price



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.