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Describes the historical background of the British-French conflict, shares the words of the admirals, generals, and politicians involved, and recounts the events of the famous sea battle
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Alan Schom was a professor of French and European history before retiring to write full-time. He is the author of Emile Zola: A Biography and the forthcoming One Hundred Days: The Road to Waterloo.
"A lively account, almost day by day, of the two years before Trafalgar when the British blockading fleet under William Cornwallis preserved Britain from Napoleon's naval and army attacks. Naval history at its fullest."--F.G. Marchams, Cornell University
"A fact-filled, well written preface to the great battle, fixing the roles of Nelson and other personages in context."--Alvin D Coox, San Diego State University
"Fresh and ever interesting....Triumphantly justifies adding to an already crowded bookshelf....The style is vigorous, the narrative packed with facts but relieved with excellently chosen quotations and off-beat insights."--The Sunday Times (London)
"Deftly drawn biographies bring to life the principal actors in the great drama....A thoroughly researched and splendidly written book."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review
"[Schom] provides fascinating portraits of key players....The smashing climax is a blow-by-blow description of the carnage, chaos, and sacrifice of the great battle. This is historical writing at its best: superbly researched and wrought with style and clarity. A treat for both the scholar and general reader."--Booklist
"[A] riveting narrative....Lively, dramatic....[Schom's] talents are for exhaustive research, finely etched characterization, and eye for detail."--Kirkus Reviews
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