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The pursuit of victory : the life and achievement of Horatio Nelson

Author: R J B Knight
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Horatio Nelson Nelson, Viscount
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R J B Knight
ISBN: 046503764X 9780465037643
OCLC Number: 62368720
Notes: Originally published: London : A. Lane ; New York : Penguin, 2005.
Description: xxxv, 873 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Youth and disappointment, 1758-1793. Burnham Thorpe (September 1758-April 1771) --
The Navy in 1771 --
Horace Nelson, Midshipman (May 1771-April 1777) --
Lieutenant to Captain : the West Indies (April 1777-November 1780) --
Albemarle (November 1780-March 1784) --
Boreas and the West Indies (March 1784-July 1786) --
Senior Naval Officer, Leeward Islands (August 1786-November 1787) --
Half-pay in Norfolk (December 1787-December 1792) --
Maturity and triumph, 1793-1798. The Navy in 1793 --
The commissioning of the Agamemnon (January-August 1793) --
The western Mediterranean : frustrated subordinate (July 1793-July 1795) --
The western Mediterranean : independent command (July 1795-December 1796) --
La Minerve and the Blanche to Porto Ferrajo (December 1796-February 1797) --
The battle of Cape St Vincent and the blockade of Cadiz (14 February-14 July 1797) --
Disaster at Santa Cruz (14 July-4 September 1797) --
Recovery and high command (September 1797-May 1798) --
Chasing the French (3 May-1 August 1798) --
The battle of the Nile (1 August-22 September 1798) --
Passion and discredit, 1798-1801. Palermo and Naples (22 September 1798-6 August 1799) --
Dalliance and dishonour (7 August 1799-8 November 1800) --
Separation (8 November 1800-March 1801) --
Copenhagen (March-2 April 1801) --
Commander-in-Chief, Baltic Fleet (April-June 1801) --
Boulogne (July-October 1801) --
Adulation and death, 1801-1805. Peace and the journey to Wales (October 1801-May 1803) --
The Peace of Amiens (October 1801-May 1803) --
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean (May 1803-January 1805) --
The long chase (January-September 1805) --
Trafalgar (14 September-21 October 1805) --
The transfiguration. The funeral (9 January 1806) --
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
The summing-up.
Other Titles: Life and achievement of Horatio Nelson
Responsibility: Roger Knight.

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