Nicholas Tracy - Nelson's Battles (2nd Hand Hardback)
- Format : Large 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good (Very slight fading to spine of dust jacket only, otherwise Very Good)
- Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
- Published : 1996 (This Edition 2001 - Chatam Publishing / Caxton)
- ISBN : 9781840673579
- SKU : B001900
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £28.00
- Quantity Available : 1 Only.
Subtitled : The Art of Victory in The Age of Sail.
Caxton Edition. Fully illustrated in b&w with portraits, maps, drawings, battle plans, etc.
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This book is a brilliant study of those naval battles of Horatio Nelson which played such an important role in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte - an account of British Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's (1758-1805) military career that should please Nelson fans and readers new to or old in the naval warfare.
It is a significant contribution to the study of the development of strategy and naval tactics in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries.
His three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar are described in detail, as well as the ships and their armament, strategy. battle tactics, signals and instructions and, not least, the protagonist himself.
"What I had originally thought to be a coffee table book turned out to be an extremely in-depth account, not only of Nelson’s battles, but also a very geeky history of the entire “line of battle” system, it’s evolution from the late 17th Century to its peak in during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th Century, theoretical and practical changes, specific battles that either were effected by (or resulted in) updates in tactics, publications, and the development of naval signal systems in both French and English navies." - Goodreads Review.
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