Admiral Lord Nelson
Life, Legend and Legacy
Edited by Mr David Cannadine
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Admiral Lord Nelson by Mr David Cannadine
Book DescriptionAdmiral Lord Horatio Nelson was a colourful and complex character, whose supremely successful naval career quickly attained legendary status. By 1803 he was Britain's paramount hero and already maimed with the loss of an arm and blind in one eye. He returned to war when called back in May and spent a further two years at sea before dying at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Today, two centuries after his death, the 'immortal memory' of Nelson endures. In this book, leading historians provide a radical reappraisal of his life and times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403939067
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Undivided Past, Paperback (April 2014)» View all books by Mr David Cannadine
Great works of history have so often had at their heart a wish to sift people in ways that have been profoundly damaging and provided intellectual justification for terrible political decisions. This title presents an agonised attempt to understand how so much of the writing of history has been driven by a fatal desire to dramatize differences.
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Author Biography - Mr David Cannadine
MARTYN DOWNER Author JOHN HATTENDORF United States Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA HOLGER HOOCK Faculty of History and Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK JOHN MACKENZIE Department of History, University of Aberdeen, UK NICHOLAS RODGER Department of History, University of Essex, UK COLIN WHITE National Maritime Museum and Royal Naval Museum, UK KATHLEEN WILSON State University of New York, USA
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