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Seize the fire: heroism, duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar

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HarperCollins,
Pub. Date:
2006.
Edition:
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Language:
English
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"Strikingly original. . . . Mr. Nicolson brings to life superbly the horror, devastation, and gore of Trafalgar."--The Economist

Adam Nicolson takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in October 1805, and uses it to examine our idea of heroism and the heroic. A story rich with modern resonance, Seize the Fire reveals the economic impact of the battle as a victorious Great Britain emerged as a global commercial empire.

Nicolson not only vividly describes describes the brutal realities of battle but enters the hearts and minds of the men who were there. HIs masterful history is a portrait of a moment, a close and passionately engaged depiction of a frame of mind at a turning point in world history.

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subject_facetGreat Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century
Heroes -- Great Britain
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, -- Viscount, -- 1758-1805 -- Military leadership
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805
title_displaySeize the fire : heroism, duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar
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History, Naval
Military leadership
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Nelson, Horatio Nelson
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805