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Description - Seize the Fire by Adam Nicolson

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

ISBN: 9780060753627
ISBN-10: 0060753625
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 136mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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