For the Guardian, they named a top ten list of books about Horatio Nelson.
One title on the list:
The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson by Roger KnightRead about all ten books.
At 874 pages, this is one of the heavyweight biographies of the vice-admiral. It employs the latest research to provide a detailed analysis of the man and his place in history, backed up by many pages of references and notes, as well as a section of biographical sketches of people who interacted with Nelson.