Love & FameBook - 2003
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 biography of Nelson (1758-1805) presents an 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.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, , ©2003
Branch Call Number: 940.27 Vi
Description: xiii, 640 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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