Nelson - Great Lives

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It was not only his physical daring which won him battles and the adulation of a nation. In a navy where disobedience could be punished by death, disobedience rbought him success and honour. In a society which prized conventional virtue, his illicit relationship with the colourful Emma Hamilton was tolerated and even romaticized. He bridled neither his temperament nor his private affairs and, risking disaster, gained glory. A brillian tactician, he revolutionized naval policy and welded the navy into a great fighting force. He trnasmitted his belief in himself to his officers and men, and to the whole fleet, and the power of the Nelson charisma became no small part of the power of the navy. The times were made for a man of Nelsons temperament and ability, as the author shows, with the grasp of period and the empathy for his subject that have made him so eminent a biographer.
It was not only his physical daring which won him battles and the adulation of a nation. In a navy where disobedience could be punished by death, disobedience rbought him success and honour. In a society which prized conventional virtue, his illicit relationship with the colourful Emma Hamilton was tolerated and even romaticized. He bridled neither his temperament nor his private affairs and, risking disaster, gained glory. A brillian tactician, he revolutionized naval policy and welded the navy into a great fighting force. He trnasmitted his belief in himself to his officers and men, and to the whole fleet, and the power of the Nelson charisma became no small part of the power of the navy. The times were made for a man of Nelsons temperament and ability, as the author shows, with the grasp of period and the empathy for his subject that have made him so eminent a biographer.
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Author Oliver Warner
Published 1975
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 18x26
Pages 231
Weight (g) 850.0000
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