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  • ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD : NELSONS OWN HERO

    ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD : NELSONS OWN HERO
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    ISBN: 9781784081942
    Title: ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD : NELSONS OWN HERO
    Author: ADAMS MAX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2015 NEW RELEASE


    An intimate portrait of a forgotten commander of Britain's maritime golden age, which brings to authentic life the world of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower. Admiral Lord Collingwood, the eldest son of a Newcastle merchant, went to sea in 76 at the age of thirteen. In his nearly fifty years in the Navy he rose to become a fine seaman, a master of gunnery, a battle commander the equal of his friend - and rival in love - Nelson. He was also an accomplished writer and wit, a doting father, inveterate gossip and consummate diplomat and strategist. Collingwood's service took him to Boston, where he lived and fought during the American War of Independence; to Antigua, where he and Nelson both fell in love with Mary Moutray; to Corsica; Sicily; and Menorca, where he began as a young midshipman and ended his career as the effective viceroy of the Mediterranean. ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD is an intimate portrait of a forgotten British naval hero and a thrilling portrait of the glory years of the age of sail.

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