- ISBN/SKU: 9781591146094
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: Napoleonic Age
- Number of Pages: 288
- Subject: History
- Date Available: October 2008
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From his first dramatic initiatives at the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797 to his last battle at Trafalgar in 1805, Horatio Nelson was a force to be reckoned with and a hero to his countrymen. This illuminating study of the battles that played such an important role in Napoleon's defeat also takes a close look at the admiral's art of naval warfare. It shows that Nelson was quick to adapt new ideas and technical developments. This prowess, and a remarkable ability to lead and a genius for making decisive moves, made him the consummate master of naval warfare. This newly revised edition provides the most up-to-date analysis of Nelson's victories available.
Nicholas Tracy, an experienced yachtsman who teaches history at the University of New Brunswick, has written extensively about naval tactics and strategy in the age of sail.