Horatio Nelson

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Pimlico, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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Tom Pocock presents a complete and completely believable Nelson. . It is unlikely that another could have handled Nelson with the confidence and fluency, the combination of detachment and intimacy, which make this book so attractive and distinguished. ' T. L. S Haratio Nelson: the national hero who saved his country from the threat of invasion, who gave it maritime supremacy and who set it on the path to unrivalled prosperity that would last for a hundred years. The most revealing study yet written, this biography juxtaposes details of Nelson's daily life, loves friendships and opinions with the great events which make him one of the best loved and most memorable figures in British history. Thank goodness for Tom Pocock, now indisputably our best Nelson authority. ' Daily Telegraph

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This biography of Nelson was a Whitbread Biography Award runner up in 1987. It is very well written and comprehensively covers all aspects of the life of this national hero. He was a man of great ... Read full review

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British journalist Pocock has long been fascinated with naval hero Nelson, and the promise of a full, insightful biography has been inherent in earlier studies. With the appearance of this work, that ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Tom Popcock is the leading contemporary authority on Nelson. This biography was runner-up for the Whitbread Biography Prize; he has writtern four other books about Nelson and his circle and has lectured about him at the National Maritime Museum. Belonging to a naval family with roots in Nelson's Norfolk, he has seen the Navy in action as a war correspondent - reporting the end of the Second World War as well as Vietnam and Northern Ireland - during a Fleet Street career of half a century, during which he was also Naval Correspondent of The Times. He is the author of fourteen books, mostly biographies, including those of King William IV, the writer Alan Mooreheada and the Victorian artist Walter Greaves. He lives in London and is married with two daughters.

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