Seize The Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar

Paperback | August 29, 2006

byAdam Nicolson

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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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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 ...

Adam Nicols on is the author ofSeamanship,God's Secretaries, andSeize the Fire. He has won both the Somerset Maugham and William Heinemann awards, and he lives with his family at Sissinghurst Castle in England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:August 29, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060753625

ISBN - 13:9780060753627

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