Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History

Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History By Nicholas Best, Trafalgar The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History Nicholas Best is a master story teller the author of several highly successul novels as well as serious history books He was the FINANCIAL TIMES fiction critic for ten years and reviews regularly for
  • Title: Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History
  • Author: Nicholas Best
  • ISBN: 9780297846222
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History By Nicholas Best, Nicholas Best is a master story teller, the author of several highly successul novels as well as serious history books He was the FINANCIAL TIMES fiction critic for ten years and reviews regularly for the SUNDAY TIMES and TLS In his hands the story of Trafalgar comes to life as never before Beginning with a vivid recreation of Napoleon s army assembling at Boulogne forNicholas Best is a master story teller, the author of several highly successul novels as well as serious history books He was the FINANCIAL TIMES fiction critic for ten years and reviews regularly for the SUNDAY TIMES and TLS In his hands the story of Trafalgar comes to life as never before Beginning with a vivid recreation of Napoleon s army assembling at Boulogne for the invasion of England, he tells how the French fleet joined with their Spanish allies and set out for a decisive battle with the Royal Navy Following events through the eyes of eyewitnesses on the gundeck as well as the admirals cabins, he takes us to the Mediterranean and the West Indies and back to the coast of Spain as the rival fleets manoeuvre for advantage Then follows his gripping minute by minute account of the actual battle a truly murderous affair as the rival fleets trade cannon shots as point blank range For the fans of MASTER AND COMMANDER, this combines absolute authenticity with real page turning style.
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    1. Nicholas Best

      Nicholas Best grew up in Kenya and was educated there, in England and at Trinity College, Dublin He served in the Grenadier Guards and worked as a journalist in London before becoming a full time author His first novel As a satire on military bigotry and shambling officialdom, Where were you at Waterloo is in places as sharp as Waugh and sometimes better Times Literary Supplement was written at Harvard His second, Tennis and the Masai The funniest book of the year Daily Telegraph was serialized on BBC Radio 4 He has since written many other books, including Happy Valley the Story of the English in Kenya, The Greatest Day in History, about the Armistice of 1918, and Five Days that shocked the World, about the end of the Second World War Best was the Financial Times s fiction critic for ten years In 2010, he was long listed for the Sunday Times EFG Bank award of 30,000, the biggest short story prize in the world He lives in Cambridge For information, visit nicholasbest

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    1. After just finishing the Horatio Hornblower series and Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin roman fleuve before that , it was high time I read up on the history behind these two cycles set in Napoleon s time And so, when I stumbled upon Nicholas Best s Trafalgar in my late father in law s library on my mother s birthday, I followed the lead of all the superstitious sailors I had read about, took the happenstance as a happy chance and brought the book home.As the blurbs promised, it was a riveting re [...]



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