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The Resource In the hour of victory : the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson, Sam Willis

In the hour of victory : the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson, Sam Willis

Label
In the hour of victory : the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson
Title
In the hour of victory
Title remainder
the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson
Statement of responsibility
Sam Willis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Napoleon eventually died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles--The Glorious First of June (1794), St Vincent (1797), Camperdown (1797), The Nile (1798), Copenhagen (1801), Trafalgar (1805), and San Domingo (1806)--should be gathered together and presented to the nation. These letters, written by Britain's admirals, captains, surgeons, and boatswains and sent back home in the midst of conflict, were bound in an immense volume, to be admired as a jewel of British history. Sam Willis, one of Britain's finest naval historians, stumbled on this collection by chance in the British Library in 2010 and soon found that only a handful of people knew of its existence. Willis here shapes that material into wonderful character portraits of the commanders on both sides, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. He also provides concise and illuminating explanations of the convoluted political circumstances surrounding each battle as he expertly reinterprets these key engagements in extraordinary and revelatory detail
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Sam
Dewey number
359.0094109/033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA87
LC item number
.W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Great Britain
  • Sailors
  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson
  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson
  • Great Britain
  • Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
  • Armed Forces
  • Sailors
  • Great Britain
Label
In the hour of victory : the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson, Sam Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The glorious First of June -- St Vincent -- Camperdown -- The Nile -- Copenhagen -- Trafalgar -- San Domingo
Control code
ocn864709690
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
vii, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393243147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013047876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864709690
  • (Sirsi) a1764019
Label
In the hour of victory : the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson, Sam Willis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The glorious First of June -- St Vincent -- Camperdown -- The Nile -- Copenhagen -- Trafalgar -- San Domingo
Control code
ocn864709690
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
vii, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393243147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013047876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864709690
  • (Sirsi) a1764019

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