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Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch by David Howarth

Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch (original 1969; edition 1969)

by David Howarth

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Title:Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch
Authors:David Howarth
Info:Atheneum (1969), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 254 pages
Collections:Your library, 2012
Tags:non-fiction, history, napoleonic wars, seafaring, 18th century, art, england, france, spain, hc, 4.0

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Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch by David Howarth (1969)



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Very good read. I had read a biography of Nelson, hoping to learn more about this famous battle, but that book hardly touched on the battle itself, outside of Nelson's death. So I enjoyed this book for the focus on the battle itself.

I would recommend it, at least as, a very good beginning to help understand the battle. ( )
  Bill_Masom | Dec 7, 2010 |
1222. Trafalgar The Nelson Touch, by David Howarth (31 May 1973) This is a quite carefully done book which seems to lose the forest for the trees. It is short on the overall view of the battle, but gives lots of details, including much on the unbelievable conditions in 1805 navies. ( )
  Schmerguls | Apr 11, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0883652722, Loose Leaf)

The battle of Trafalgar decided a nation's fate, and this fascinating account tells the story of that crucial confrontation as it has never been told before. Many people know the facts about Nelson's death, but far less of the battle in which he died: a single afternoon's fighting that forever ended Napoleon's hope of invading England. With Napoleon's failure, the British navy reigned supreme on the high seas-a supremacy that lasted until the age of air power. David Howard, who served as a war correspondent during the battle of Dunkirk and won awards for his service as a secret agent during that war, writes with great understanding about fighting amidst the perils of the sea.

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