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The Resource Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent

Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent

Label
Nelson : love & fame
Title
Nelson
Title remainder
love & fame
Statement of responsibility
Edgar Vincent
Title variation
Nelson
Title variation remainder
love and fame
Creator
Subject
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 analyses 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
Summary
An account of the British naval commander's life and career explores his leadership style, his victory against the Spanish fleet at Cape St. Vincent, and his relationships with women and family members
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158721
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, Edgar
Dewey number
940.27
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nelson, Frances
  • Nelson, Frances Nelson
  • Hamilton, Emma
  • Hamilton, Emma
  • Admirals
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
love & fame
Label
Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Notes: p. 585-620
  • Includes Index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 621-625
Control code
000024087419
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
xiii., 640 p., [32] p. plates.,
Isbn
9780300102604
Lccn
2002014566
Other physical details
maps., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)50604829
Label
Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent
Publication
Note
  • Notes: p. 585-620
  • Includes Index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 621-625
Control code
000024087419
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
xiii., 640 p., [32] p. plates.,
Isbn
9780300102604
Lccn
2002014566
Other physical details
maps., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)50604829

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