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British Admirals of Napoleonic Wars : the Contemporaries of Nelson - LE FEVRE PETER

British Admirals of Napoleonic Wars

the Contemporaries of Nelson

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Star cast of contributors, well-known on both sides of the Atlantic. All the most important naval figures of the period in one volume. Sheds much new light on the development of naval warfare in the Napoleonic era Although Nelson was the most prominent naval officer of the age, he was only the most successful of a outstanding group of commanders that led the Royal Navy to its unprecedented success in the wars of 1793-1815. The contribution of his contemporaries has been neglected, however, largely because so few admirals have received proper modern study. This volume sets out to adjust the record by providing a series of in-depth biographical essays of the most important figures, each written by a well-known specialist in the field. Since every chapter was commissioned specially for this book, the coverage has been organised to dovetail perfectly, resulting in a coherent history of the art of command in the sailing navy at its apogee. At around 10,000 words, each essay is substantial and allows the author scope for both detail and argument. Each of the contributors is a recognized authority and the resulting book is largely based on original and unpublished research. Following the pattern of the well-received Precursors of Nelson, this book is a major contribution to the naval history of the great French wars. It will become required reading for every historian of the period.

The Contributorsp. VI
List of Illustrationsp. VIII
Prefacep. IX
Introductionp. 1
William, Lord Hotham, 1736-1813p. 23
Adam, Viscount Duncan, 1731-1804p. 45
Sir John Orde, 1751-1824p. 67
Peter Rainier, 1741-1808p. 91
Sir Charles Henry Knowles, 1754-1831p. 113
Cuthbert, Lord Collingwood, 1748-1810p. 139
Sir John Duckworth, 1748-1817p. 165
Sir Robert Calder, 1745-1810p. 197
Sir John Borlase Warren, 1753-1822p. 219
James, Lord de Saumarez, 1757-1836p. 245
Sir Edward Pellew, First Viscount Exmouth, 1757-1833p. 271
Sir Thomas Troubridge, c1749-1807p. 295
Sir Samuel Hood, 1762-1814p. 323
Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, 1756-1834p. 347
Notesp. 369
Select Bibliographyp. 398
Indexp. 400
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ISBN: 9781861762061
ISBN-10: 1861762062
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 5th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.75