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NELSON

BRITANNIA'S GOD OF WAR

by ANDREW LAMBERT

First published in Great Britain 2003 by Bloomsury Publishing Plc, London

ISBN 0 571 21222 0

Navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine. 446 pages. 160 mm. x 240 mm. x 36 mm.
Book, un-read, no inscriptions and an un-price clipped dust wrapper, both in at least NEAR FINE (as new!) condition;
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A scanned image of The jacket front of Andrew Lambert's  NELSON: Britannia's God of War.

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A thrilling new appraisal of Horatio Nelson, the greatest practitioner of naval command the world has ever seen.

What made Nelson so special? His peers included many able and pugnacious commanders, the Royal Navy was already the most successful professional fighting force of the age — so what individual quality led Byron rightly to celebrate Nelson's genius as 'Britannia's God of War'?

Andrew Lambert demonstrates how Nelson elevated the business of naval warfare to the level of the sublime. Nelson's unique gift was to take that which other commanders found complex, and reduce it to simplicity Where his predecessors and opponent saw a particular battle as an end in itself, Nelson was always a step ahead - even in the midst of terrifying, close-quarters action, with officers and men struck down all round him. Nelson explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one man's genius, to understand how the greatest warrior that Britain has ever produced transformed the art of conflict, enabling his country to survive the challenge of total war and international isolation.

Andrew Lambert is Professor of Naval History at King's College, London, and has been described as 'the outstanding British naval historian of his generation' (David Cannadine). His books include Trincomalee: The Last of Nelson's Frigates and The Foundations of Naval History, and his highly successful history of the British. Navy, War at Sea, was broadcast on BBC2.

`There was no bravado about Nelson in battle. He had a deadly serious purpose in mind, and would not give anyone else the honour or the responsibility of winning the battle at a blow He had to lead the line, and destroy the enemy flagship. Nor would he take off the star-spangled coat, which he always wore. It is unlikely he even owned a plain uniform coat, and in any case, to hide from the enemy would be disgraceful . .