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The Pursuit of Victory Roger Knight

The Pursuit of Victory von Roger Knight

The Pursuit of Victory Roger Knight


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Zusammenfassung

The starting point of Roger Knight's magnificent new biography is to explain how Nelson achieved such extraordinary success. Knight places him firmly in the context of the Royal Navy of the time.

The Pursuit of Victory Zusammenfassung

The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson Roger Knight

The starting point of Roger Knight's magnificent new biography is to explain how Nelson achieved such extraordinary success. Knight places him firmly in the context of the Royal Navy of the time. He analyses Nelson's more obvious qualities, his leadership strengths and his coolness and certainty in battle, and also explores his strategic grasp, the condition of his ships, the skill of his seamen and his relationships with the officers around him including those who could hardly be called friendly. This biography takes a cool look at Nelson's status as a hero and demolishes many of the myths that were so carefully established by the early authors, and repeated by their modern successors. Nelson was a shrewd political operator who charmed and impressed political leaders and whose advancement was helped by the relatively weak generation of admirals above him. He was a difficult subordinate, only happy when completely in command, and capable of great ruthlessness. He was flawed, but brilliant - and not to be crossed.

Über Roger Knight

Roger Knight is one of Britain's foremost experts on naval history and a renowned Nelson scholar. He was the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Maritime Museum from 1988 to 2000 and is now Visiting Professor of Naval History at the Greenwich Maritime Institute. He is also an experienced yachtsman, and has cruised most of the waters described in this book.

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GOR003678946
9780713996197
0713996196
The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson Roger Knight
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Penguin Books Ltd
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Winner of Mountbatten Maritime Prize 2005
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