Nelson: A Dream of Glory, 1758-1797

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Macmillan, 2004. 11. 2. - 943페이지
The most authoritative and captivating account ever written of legendary British naval commander Horatio Nelson's early career and rise to prominence

Among military and naval commanders, Horatio Nelson stands as one of the finest examples of inspirational leadership. The historian John Sugden charts the period of Nelson's career neglected by earlier writers-from childhood to his breathtaking victory against the Spanish fleet at Cape St. Vincent when he became an admiral, lost an arm, and won international fame. Like Alexander of Macedon, Nelson led from the front (not always a sensible custom). But he was a natural leader and a genuine hero, and his actions invariably raised his stock with his men, who trusted him as a commander willing to share their dangers.

Nelson combines groundbreaking scholarship with a vivid and compelling narrative style. Detailing every facet of Nelson's crowded life, the author offers the only full account of Nelson's early voyages and the first complete analysis of the formative incidents in his career. Throughout there are revealing and startling discoveries about Nelson's relationships with family, patrons, officers, and men-and with his women. Previous biographies have failed to penetrate the mythology encrusting one of the world's greatest naval heroes, and none has been based on a thorough examination of original sources.

Nelson will immediately become the benchmark against which all subsequent books about Nelson will be judged. It is a biography of the best sort: compelling, authoritative, and thrillingly alive.
 

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Wonderful. Tirelessly researched and never authoratative about shaky "facts," Sugden performed marvelously with the finest Nelson biography produced. Keeping a 900-page biography interesting is not ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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In his introduction to this impressive work, Sugden (Sir Francis Drake ; Tecumseh ) suggests that, despite recent biographies of Horatio Nelson (e.g., Terry Coleman's The Nelson Touch and Edgar ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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Introduction i
1
Duel at Midnight
14
The Prelude 17589Z
29
The Small World of Burnham Thorpe
31
Captain Sucklings Nephew
48
Northward Ho
63
East Indies Adventure
82
Lieutenant Nelson
107
Beachcombing
373
To Glory We Steer 17937
413
Captain of the Agamemnon
415
Corsica 45 8
458
A Long and Hazardous Service
494
Two Meetings with French Gentry
520
Drifting to Leeward
564
From Flag Captain to ShipBoy
605

The First Commands
133
In the Wake of the Buccaneers
149
Fighting Back
176
The Poor Albemarle
191
Love in StOmer
228
Hurricane Harbour
249
Old Officers and Young Gentlemen
282
Dearest Fanny
308
The Prince and the PostCaptain
338
Commodore Nelson
635
The Happy Moment
684
Who Will Not Fight For Dollars?
719
More Daring Intrepidity Was Never Shown
750
Useless to my Country
778
Notes and Citations
795
Abbreviations
882
Glossary
907
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John Sugden, historian and lecturer, has pursued his research for this work in archives in Europe, Britain, and North America over the past decade. His earlier books include biographies of Francis Drake and Tecumseh, the native American chief. He lives in England.

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