Author: G. J. Marcus
The Age of Nelson. The Royal Navy in the Age of Its Greatest Power and Glory, 1793-1815
The Viking Press, Inc.
Size: 71 MB
Fertile as inspiration for fiction from Billy Budd to the Hornblower series, its history as related in detail by G.J.Marcus' The Age of Nelson is as exciting as any novel. Marcus concentrates on naval action but does not neglect either the human component or the broader canvas of social history. . . . Behind it all, we see the deeper forces at work: men through discipline and skill grappling with the mindless sea and weather, a contention more primal in some ways than war itself.