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Nelson: The Sword of Albion (John MacRae Books) Hardcover – 11 Jun 2013

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  • Hardcover: 925 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company; Reprint edition (11 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080507807X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805078077
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 6.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,686,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"a rich and many-sitting read."--"Library Journal"

"Superb...In addition to expertly depicting the intricacies of maritime warfare, Sugden's meticulously researched, highly readable work will no doubt be the definitive portrait of a brilliant, fearless, inspiring warrior beset by flaws and vulnerabilities."--"PW" (Starred Review)

"It's clear that Sugden has spent an enormous amount of time on his research into primary sources, many of them newly accessed, and [he] presents a masterly portrait of the hero as a man...This is biography as it is meant to be."--"Library Journal" (Starred Review)

"This is an ambitious and largely successful conclusion to a biography of a historical icon that has appeal for both scholars and general readers interested in British history."--"Booklist"

"A scholar's dream...tremendously engaging."--"Kirkus "

"A rich and many-sitting read."--"Library Journal"

"Perhaps the best biography of Nelson to emerge in the past two centuries...superbly researched and very well-written."--"The Daily Beast"

"This superb warts-and-all biography details the awe-inspiring ups and downs of the final eight years of British Admiral Horatio Nelson's life. Sugden's meticulously researched, highly readable work will no doubt be the definitive portrait of a brilliant, fearless, inspiring warrior beset by flaws and vulnerabilities."--"PW," "Best New Book of the Week"

"This is an ambitious and largely successful conclusion to a biography of a historical icon that has appeal for both scholars and general readers interested in British history."--"Booklist"

"Superb...In addition to expertly depicting the intricacies of maritime warfare, Sugden's meticulously researched, highly readable work will no doubt be the definitive portrait of a brilliant, fearless, inspiring warrior beset by flaws and vulnerabilities."--"PW" (Starred Review)

"It's clear that Sugden has spent an enormous amount of time on his research into primary sources, many of them newly accessed, and [he] presents a masterly portrait of the hero as a man...This is biography as it is meant to be."--"Library Journal" (Starred Review)

"History repeats itself and it's worth as visit."--"Examiner.com""

A scholar's dream...tremendously engaging."--"Kirkus "

"A rich and many-sitting read."--"Library Journal"

Perhaps the best biography of Nelson to emerge in the past two centuries superbly researched and very well-written. "The Daily Beast"

This superb warts-and-all biography details the awe-inspiring ups and downs of the final eight years of British Admiral Horatio Nelson's life. Sugden's meticulously researched, highly readable work will no doubt be the definitive portrait of a brilliant, fearless, inspiring warrior beset by flaws and vulnerabilities. "PW, "Best New Book of the Week""

This is an ambitious and largely successful conclusion to a biography of a historical icon that has appeal for both scholars and general readers interested in British history. "Booklist"

Superb In addition to expertly depicting the intricacies of maritime warfare, Sugden's meticulously researched, highly readable work will no doubt be the definitive portrait of a brilliant, fearless, inspiring warrior beset by flaws and vulnerabilities. "PW (Starred Review)"

It's clear that Sugden has spent an enormous amount of time on his research into primary sources, many of them newly accessed, and [he] presents a masterly portrait of the hero as a man This is biography as it is meant to be. "Library Journal (Starred Review)"

History repeats itself and it's worth as visit. "Examiner.com"

A scholar's dream tremendously engaging. "Kirkus"

A rich and many-sitting read. "Library Journal""

About the Author

John Sugden is the author of several biographies, including "Nelson: A Dream of Glory," "Tecumseh: A Life," and "Sir Frances Drake." A historian and lecturer, Sugden has pursued his research for this work in archives in Europe, Britain, and North America over the past decade. He lives in Carnforth, England.


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