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Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent

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Nelson : love & fame
Title
Nelson
Title remainder
love & fame
Statement of responsibility
Edgar Vincent
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of Horatio Nelson's life - his naval glory, public fame, charismatic leadership, scandalous romance, and untimely death as he led the British to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar - has ensured his enduring position as England's favourite hero. This engaging, full-length biography of Nelson (1758-1805) presents a gripping account of his climb to fame as well as the fascinating details of his personal and emotional life. A man of contradictions, Nelson emerges in this biography as a ruthless and aggressive leader, the epitome of a fighting commander; an ambitious attention-seeker capable of self-pity, self-delusion, and childish behaviour; yet to be admired for his transcendent courage, kindness and leadership skills, which inspired love and affection in those he led." "The author offers new interpretations of Nelson's victories to illustrate his grasp of today's concept of mission-command two centuries ahead of his time; his disobedience of his Commander-in-Chief's orders; and his part in the bloody and chaotic Neapolitan counter-revolution. Vincent also analyzes the motives and attitudes of key figures who surrounded him, among them Earl Spencer, Earl St. Vincent, Sir William Hamilton, and Thomas Troubridge. Interwoven with the events of Nelson's career is his emotional journey, his early infatuations, his courtship and marriage with Frances Nisbet, and his all-consuming affair with his mistress Lady Hamilton, one of the most celebrated beauties of the eighteenth century and the mother of his child."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.27092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA87.1.N4
LC item number
V55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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9780300102604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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