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
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, 16pp b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/08/1994
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780712661232