The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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The author argues convincingly that Forester's fictional Hornblower was modeled after James Gordon, a hero of Nelson's navy.

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Bryan Perrett was educated at Liverpool College. He served in the Royal Tank Regiment and was awarded the Territorial Decoration. A professional military historian for many years, his books include "A History of the Blitzkrieg" and "Knights of the Black Cross - Hitler's Panzerwaffe and its Leaders". His treatise Desert Warfare was widely consulted during the Gulf War. His most recent works, including "Last Stand, At All Costs" and "Against all Odds" examine aspects of motivation. During the Falklands and Gulf Wars Bryan Perrett served as Defense Correspondent to the Liverpool Echo. He is the author of "The Hunters and the Hunted" (2012) and "Why the Germans Lost" (2013), both published by Pen and Sword Books.

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