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The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson by [Southey, Robert]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084BZ8E0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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This is a well written book by the author who wrote Goldilocks and the three bears. It is well worth a read if your interested in the life of this great naval Captain. It does get bogged down now and again but you are always sucked back in.
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I have always been fascinated by Nelson and thought I might learn a bit more about him from this book. I did, but I found it hard going and ended up skimming through quite a lot of it. Normally I enjoy books written in ‘old fashioned’ English, but I found this long winded and tedious in places.

More importantly, there were mistakes - for example, the Author stated that when Nelson first met his wife (Frances Nisbet) she was a 17 year old widow with a 3 year old son. A quick check on Wikipedia proved this to be obviously incorrect. Then Josiah Nisbet was referred to as Nelson’s son in law whereas he was his stepson. At this point I lost faith in the accuracy of the book, but perhaps Robert Southey was not very interested in the private part of Nelson’s life, and hopefully the naval information was more accurate.

I am still in awe at Nelson’s prowess at sea and as a Leader, but his treatment of his wife once Lady Hamilton was on the scene is not impressive, so I have to confess to having gone off him a bit !
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National treasure, national hero and military mind extraordinaire. Nelson hold a place in the hearts of many families that have any link to naval life. I enjoyed getting to know more about Nelson that is perhaps covered off at school level. I recommend this book for those interested in the man and his place in British History.
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A book I would recommend to everyone wanting to know about the greatest sailor, ever. Details his naval history and achievements, without him Britain would have been overrun. Also some light shed on his personal life and his probable avoidable death....no more details, buy it and enjoy, you won't be disappointed!
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Interesting biography. A question which could be investigated, Did Nelson commit suicide or was he just stupid? He might as well had neon pointers saying "shoot here". Hero yes, brilliant tactition but could have avoided getting killed, fool! A good read.
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A good read if you can get beyond the 18th/19th century language and way of writing. A book with which you have to persevere but if you do can give you some interesting insights into the world of Horatio Nelson and into his life and character.
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I had no preconceived expectations so was pleasantly surprised to discover a wealth of detail concerning his early life at sea and his consequential development as a naval officer. For anybody wanting the details of a life I recommend this account.
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By Mrs. Little on 12 April 2013
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Who wouldn't be delighted to find the public domain list of FREE classic literature. This is fantastic. All the titles I've always wanted to read and for free - this is my kind of kindle heaven. I love the way they arrive on your kindle, they're so quick, it's like magic. Thank you public domain!
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