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Nelson: A Personal History

AuthorChristopher Hibbert

NarratorChristopher Oxford

Duration15h 45m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, History

PublisherIsis

VersionUnabridged

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Horatio Nelson was a national hero who secured a century of maritime supremacy for his country and became the focus of British identity and aspiration. Christopher Hibbert creates a portrait of the man - at once humble yet ambitious, kind but at times irritable, exceptionally lovable and yet often vain and self-pitying, unswerving in his sense of professional duty but unfaithful to his wife in one tremendous love affair. And he evokes, as well, a remarkable sense of what it was to sail the seas in Nelson's day, in peace and war.

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