The blazing TRAFALGAR is at least the equal of STALINGRAD in blood, pace and detail, but it also boasts a welcome twist to the genre with a lacing of black humour (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Masterful in explaining why Nelson's men were so much more efficient ... Adkins has written a compelling account (MAIL ON SUNDAY
Well-written and makes good use of first-hand accounts (LITERARY REVIEW
[Adkins's] painstaking digging, sifting, arranging and questioning take him everywhere on Nelson's fleet ... His account of the battle is a gripping album of snapshots from the quarterdecks and gun decks of the ships themselves ... A most eclectic but engagi (SPECTATOR
* 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.