Seize, Burn, or Sink: The Thoughts and Words of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson by Steven E. MaffeoSeize, Burn, or Sink: The Thoughts and Words of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson by Steven E. Maffeo

Seize, Burn, or Sink: The Thoughts and Words of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson

bySteven E. Maffeo

Paperback | December 21, 2006

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Seize, Burn, or Sink: The Thoughts and Words of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson contains over 3,000 quotations from Sir Horatio Nelson, the most famous leader in British Naval history. Taken from both Nelson's official letters as well as his personal ones, the quotes presented within bring insight into the thoughts and character of the greatest fighting admiral who ever lived. Historian Steven Maffeo has carefully boiled down more than 4,000 letters and documents of Nelson's writing to single out the cream of Nelsonian commentary. Organized chronologically by topic, Nelson's "cheerful, urgent but often wayward and usually unpunctuated stream of consciousness" tackles everything from death and desertion to leadership and loyalty. A detailed index is also included for readers wishing to know Nelson's opinion on a specific individual, event, or place. Seize, Burn, or Sink is a goldmine of information and insight on this extraordinary man who has continued to capture the imagination of individuals for generations. Readers and historians engrossed with the age-of-sail and the late eighteenth century are finally presented with a firsthand look at Nelson's words gathered in one convenient source. Moreover, the addition of a chronology of Lord Nelson's life, a bibliography, and maps and photos further enhance the usefulness of Sir Horatio's quotes.
Steven E. Maffeo is currently Associate Director of the U.S. Air Force Academy Library in Colorado; the Director of the part-time Postgraduate Intelligence Program at the U.S. National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC); and with the rank of Captain, the Commanding Officer of Navy Reserve Unit NDIC 0966. He is also visiting history in...
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Title:Seize, Burn, or Sink: The Thoughts and Words of Admiral Lord Horatio NelsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.03 × 6.08 × 1.6 inPublished:December 21, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810857812

ISBN - 13:9780810857810

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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Illustrations Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Preface and Acknowledgments Part 4 Chronology of Lord Nelson's Life Part 5 Maps Part 6 THE QUOTATIONS Part 7 Famous Passages Chapter 8 General Chapter 9 "Services Performed This War by Captain Nelson, of Hier Majesty's Ship Agamemnon," 1797 Chapter 10 "Sketch of My Life," 1799 Chapter 11 "General Order" Prior to the Battle of the Nile, 1798 Chapter 12 "Letter to Admiral Sir Hyde Parker" Prior to the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801 Chapter 13 "Plan of Attack," Mediterranean Fleet, 1805 Chapter 14 "Memorandum" Prior to the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 Part 15 Others on Nelson Part 16 Principal Correspondents Part 17 Bibliography Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Author

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This unusual but especially valuable anthology has collected and collated a large and significant part of Nelson's often ptiy literary outpourings. While, of course, carefully selected, these writings are a pleasure to read-all 600 plus pages of them!. They are also very effective in painting a very personal portrait of the great man himself.