- Colin White, The Mariner's Mirror: The Journal of the Society for Nautical Research, November 2003.
"This effort by Hayward merits serious attention. ... It provides many fresh insights into the workings of Nelson's mind. ... There is no question Hayward has done his work and supports it by solid research. He poses important questions and proffers plausible answers."
-- Paul Webb, Int. Journal of Maritime History, Vol. XV No. 2.
For God and Glory "bears testimony to the ongoing allure of the world's most popular amphibious rascal. ... It is highly original ... and views the admiral's war fighting from a vantage point not accessible to many of Nelson's leading biographers."
-- Sea Classics, Vol. 36, No. 9 (September 3003)
"For God and Glory ... makes a very useful and distinctive contribution. ... of great interest to students of modern warfare ... [Hayward] has created a thought-provoking work that will certainly help to sharpen and to refine the on-going discussion about Nelson."
-- The Journal of Military History, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Jan 2004), pp. 252-253
"...a good read." -- Northern Mariner, July 2003
"...a professional, painstakingly researched, and solidly written study of a watershed period in European history." -- The Press (New Zealand), 2 August 2003
"Gives the reader a deeper understanding of Nelson's brilliance." -- The New York Militray Affairs Symposium Review, Autumn 2003
About the Author
Professor Joel Hayward is a New Zealand-born scholar, author and poet who holds two academic leadership positions within Khalifa University. He is both the Director of the Institute of International and Civil Security and the Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a defence and security studies scholar who joined Khalifa University as a full Professor of International and Civil Security in 2012, after having enjoyed a fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. His career highlights include having been the Dean of the Royal Air Force College for five years, a Director of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies for four years, and the Head of King's College London's Air Power Studies Division for six years.
Professor Hayward is the author or editor of nine books as well as many book chapters and journal articles, some of which have appeared in German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Serbian translations. He is currently writing a new book for Kube Publishers to be titled Prophet and Warrior: The Conduct and Justice of Muhammad's Military Campaigns.
Unusually for a social scientist, he is also very active in the literary arts. He has had much poetry and fiction published, including a book of short stories and two collections of poetry. They have garnered strong reviews. His poems have appeared in many literary and community journals and magazines. His second major poetry collection, Splitting the Moon: A Collection of Islamic Poetry, has just been published by Kube Publishers.