"Nelson" (used book)
by Roy Hattersley
About the Book
Used Book. Paperback. Good condition.
-- from the back
Post-captain in the Royal Navy at the age of twenty-one, admiral at thirty-nine, Nelson began life as the sickly, undistinguished-looking son of a poor Norfolk parson. He ended as a legend: on the one hand the national hero, who by startlingly unconventional tactics won the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar; on the other, the man who had sailed into the Bay of Naples and swept flamboyant Emma Hamilton into one of the most scandalous affairs ever to rock society. Roy Hattersley’s outstanding biography tells the story of Nelson’s meteoric career and draws a brilliantly perceptive portrait of the passions and complexities that made up his genius.