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The life of Horatio, lord Nelson; (Everyman's library. Biography) Hardcover – 1908
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But if you want to add a respected classic to your collection of Nelson works, you'll need Southey. The book narrates Nelson's life in a relaxing fashion without much analysis. After all, its not a scholarly book. But the story it tells is still considered generally solid and reliable. When read alongside Oman, Mahan, and the new books by Dr Colin White and Hayward, you'll have Nelson's life down-pat.
My only gripe is that Soutyhey's work glosses over the bad times in Nelson's life; times when the seaman did foolish or wantonly violent acts. These ere so out of keeping with the great deeds done by Britain's true hero that Southey should have tried to make some sense of them.
Still, with Southey you know what you are getting: a timeless classic which did wonders, in its own time, to tell Englishmen what a debt they owed to Nelson and his fleet.
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Interesting read. Takes a bit getting used to since its writing is pretty old school but still is a good read.Published 2 months ago by Ryun Patenaude
Unlike some of the other reviews, I didn't find this book to very easy to read. The author assumes that the reader knows many of the people that bounce in and out of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer