The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • by Robert Southey
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Having entered the British Navy at the age of 12, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of 20. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed at Cape St. Vincent and the Nile, but failed at Tenefife and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar yet ahead of him, his ardent passion for Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British Ambassador, cast a heavy shadow over his career.Audacious in battle (he once ignored a superior's order to cease action at Copenhagen by putting his telescope to his blind eye and saying he could not see the signal) and winner of some of Britain's greatest victories, Nelson possessed an extraordinary amount dash and courage, thus rendering him one of history's great romantic figures.

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too detailed

Not enough on his personal relationships and a lot on minute detail of battles
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- msm

Dull and facile

The worst biography of Nelson ever.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.