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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
Creator
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 - has ensured his enduring position as England's favourite hero. This engaging, full-length biography of Nelson (1758-1805) presents a gripping account of his climb to fame as well as the fascinating 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." "The author offers new 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 Neapolitan counter-revolution. Vincent also analyzes 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 eighteenth century and the mother of his child."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, Edgar
Dewey number
  • 940.2/7/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA87.1.N4
LC item number
V55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Admirals
  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson
  • Nelson, Frances
  • Hamilton, Emma
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [587]-625 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
50604829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 640 pages
Isbn
9780300097979
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002014566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Nelson : love & fame, Edgar Vincent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [587]-625 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
50604829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 640 pages
Isbn
9780300097979
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002014566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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