This biography takes a cool look at Nelson's status as a hero and demolishes many of the myths that were so carefully established by the early authors, and repeated by their modern successors. Nelson was a shrewd political operator who charmed and impressed political leaders and whose advancement was helped by the relatively weak generation of admirals above him. He was a difficult subordinate, only happy when completely in command, and capable of great ruthlessness. He was flawed, but brilliant - and not to be crossed.
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- Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
- Seitenzahl: 784
- Erscheinungstermin: 29.06.2006
- ISBN-13: 9780141937885
- Artikelnr.: 39189450