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

 
 
 
 
Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar
Author: Adam Nicolson
ISBN 13: 9780060753627
ISBN 10: 60753625
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2006-08-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $16.99
 
 

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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“A thrilling book.”