A scanned image of the front cover of Hilary L. Rubenstein´s "TRAFALGAR CAPTAIN: Durham of the Defiant".

TRAFALGAR CAPTAIN

DURHAM OF THE DEFIANCE

by HILARY L. RUBINSTEIN

First published in Great Britain 2005 by Temous Publishing,
Pen & Sword Books Ltd., Stroud, UK.

ISBN 0-7524-3435-7


An illustrated card covered book with very little shelf wear - pages are immaculate. The top outer corner of the front free endpaper has some thing blanked out with a neat white label so condition is VERY GOOD. 285 pages. 155 mm. x 235 mm. x 22 mm.


BACK COVER BLURBS

“A sparkling biography of Nelson’s luckiest captain, an officer larger than life and far more interesting than any fictional hero” Andrew lambert.

The battle of Trafalgar was the most decisive sea-battle ever fought. The ‘glorious victory  on 21st. October 1805 had checked Napoleon’s lingering hope for an invasion of Britain and smashed Spain’s status as a first-class naval power. It brought Britain a mastery of the seas that would last for the next hundred years. Philip Durham was one of twenty-seven British sea captains at Trafalgar, and one of the most successful – he captured two enemy ships and in the process was wounded in the midst of the ferocious battle.

The life of Philip really does mirror that of the swashbuckling hero of the Patrick o’Brian novels which the recent blockbuster ‘Master  & Commander’ was based on. He was on of the most famous British sea commanders of his day, and led an adventurous and colourful life. Durham survived the sinking of the Royal George’ off Portsmouth in 1782 in which over 900 persons were drowned, took the first and last prizes of the wars against revolutionary France and Napoleon, and was regarded by many of his contemporaries as the single most successful naval prize-taker. He made his name as a brilliant frigate captain in the tradition of the fictional Jack Aubrey.

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