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The Resource Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent

Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent

Label
Nelson : love & fame
Title
Nelson
Title remainder
love & fame
Statement of responsibility
Edgar Vincent
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Horatio Nelson's life - his naval glory, public fame, charismatic leadership, scandalous romance, and untimely death as he led the British to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This biography of Nelson (1758-1805) presents an account of his climb to fame as well as the details of his personal and emotional life. A man of contradictions, Nelson emerges in this biography as a ruthless and aggressive leader, the epitome of a fighting commander; an ambitious attention-seeker capable of self-pity, self-delusion and childish behaviour; yet to be admired for his transcendent courage, kindness and leadership skills, which inspired love and affection in those he led. Edgar Vincent builds on research and examines the extensive primary sources, seeking to enlarge our understanding of Nelson the man. He offers interpretations of Nelson's victories to illustrate his grasp of today's concept of mission-command two centuries ahead of his time; his disobedience of his Commander-in-Chief's orders; and his part in the bloody and chaotic Napoleonic counter-revolution. Vincent also analyses the motives and attitudes of key figures who surrounded him, among them Earl Spencer, Earl St Vincent, Sir William Hamilton and Thomas Troubridge. Interwoven with the events of Nelson's career is his emotional journey, his early infatuations, his courtship and marriage with Frances Nisbet, and his all-consuming affair with his mistress Lady Hamilton, one of the most celebrated beauties of the 18th century and the mother of his child
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
COO
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent
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Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5vkzvs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-625 and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations for life -- Captain Suckling's legacy -- Five frustrating years -- Trying to get noticed -- Black marks and on the beach -- Melpomene, Minerve, La Fortune -- 'Totally neglected' -- 'My disposition can't bear tame and slow measures' -- 'It is active young men that are wanted, not drones' -- Into the limelight -- Hubris -- The Admirality dips for Nelson -- The hero ascends -- The Nile -- Hero meets heroine -- Disappointments dilemmas and disharmony -- Neapolitan affairs -- Soulmates -- Public fame and private pain -- Bitter-sweet emotions -- Copenhagen -- Phoney war -- Fame without fortune -- Commander-in-chief -- Waiting -- French diversions -- Dame Fortune's last favour
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 640 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281729750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote

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