Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Top ten: books about Admiral Nelson

Roy and Lesley Adkins are the authors of the newly released Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy and other books, including Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle (US title, Nelson's Trafalgar).

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 Knight

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.
Read about all ten books.

--Marshal Zeringue