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Stopping Napoleon : war and intrigue in the Mediterranean

Author: Tom Pocock
Publisher: London : John Murray, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This authoritative text covers the period after Napoleon's defeat by Nelson at Trafalgar when the British concentrated on the Mediterranean, determined to stop Napoleon turning eastwards again. For a decade the area became the scene of dangers, real or imagined, and battles on land and sea in remote and exotic places.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Pocock
ISBN: 0719562902 9780719562907
OCLC Number: 56081378
Awards: Winner of Mountbatten Maritime Prize 2004
Description: xv, 262 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The spirit of Lord Nelson --
2. Tally-ho, said I! --
3. The glitt'ring bayonets shine --
4. Childishness, wickedness and folly --
5. An eastern turn --
6. A calculated risk --
7. The Emperor and the Queen of the seas --
8. This island of despair --
9. To arms! --
10. An abyss of misfortune --
11. Echoes of Trafalgar --
12. Nature pauses and sheds a tear --
13. This place will kill us all --
14. Nothing like it in history --
15. Keep me in your memories! --
16. The fortune of war.
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Presents an account of the naval skirmishes and political manoeuvres needed to stop Napoleon's ambitions in the East.  Read more...

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'An absorbing account ... This work is far from merely a chronological list of battles won and lost' -- Nautical Magazine 20041001 'An enthralling read' -- Brighton Argus 20040717 'Landscape and Read more...

 
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