Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle

History , British History, 19th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 05/05/2005
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A superbly researched, gripping account of the most important naval battle in British history, which thwarted Napoleon at sea and created a national hero in Nelson

21 October 1805: Britain, under Nelson, mastered the sea for six hours, annihilating her French and Spanish opponents. In Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle, Roy Adkins embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in a narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting.

'At least the equal to Stalingrad in blood, pace and telling detail'Independent on Sunday

'Masterful... a compelling account' Bernard Cornwell, Mail on Sunday

'First-rate... quite fascinating and filled with glimpses of the humanity of the men who fought so coolly yet ferociously' Allan Mallinson, Spectator

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349116327
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm

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