Author: Bennett, Geoffrey
Publisher: Penguin Uk
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 322 pages, some shelf wear. Nelson's triumphs have so caught the popular imagination that his failures are barely remembered. His only victorious battle at sea was Trafalgar, while his infatuation with Emma Hamilton, his role in the judicial murder of the Neapolitan Commodore, Caracciolo, and his fragrant disobedience of orders brought him disgrace and dishonour. Yet this was the 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. This book provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson's life and career, which will enthral students of history and the general reader alike.