Nelson the Commander (Pen & Sword Military Classics)

4 avg rating
( 32 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844153077: Nelson the Commander (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Nearly two centuries after his death, does Nelson deserve his reputation as one of the world’s great commanders?

Nelson’s triumphs have so caught the public imagination that his failures are barely remembered. His only victorious battles at sea was Trafalgar (at Copenhagen and the Nile his destroyed ships at anchor), while his infatuation with Emma Hamilton , his role in the judicial murder of the Neapolitan Commodore, Carraciolo, and his flagrant disobedience of orders brought him disgrace and dishonor. Yet this was a man who, in an age when the Royal Navy thrived on rum, sodomy and the lash, turned his captains into a ‘Band of Brothers’ and whose death brought tears to the eyes of the toughest sailors.

Did England’s naval hero have the star quality which marks the world’s truly great captains? In answering this question, Geoffrey Bennett, a distinguished historian who himself served in the Royal Navy for thirty-five years, provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson’s life and career which will enthrall students of history and the general reader alike.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Captain Geoffrey Bennett RN (1909-1983) served in the Royal Navy from 1923 until 1958. during which time he was Naval Attaché in Moscow, Warsaw and Helsinki between 1953 and 1955. He was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and much-acclaimed author of Coronel and the Falklands, The Battle of Jutland, Naval Battles of the First World War, Nelson the Commander, The Battle of the River Plate and The Battle of Trafalgar and Naval Battles of World War Two (both Pen & Sword Military Classics ).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 4.72

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 5.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780713412116: Nelson (Military Commanders)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0713412119 ISBN 13:  9780713412116
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972
Hardcover

9780684128863: Nelson, the commander

Scribner, 1972
Loose Leaf

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bennett, Geoffrey
Published by Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom: Leo Cooper Ltd (2005)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lewes Book Centre
(LEWES East Sussex, ES, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom: Leo Cooper Ltd, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Includes 70 illustrations, maps and drawings. 322pp. Seller Inventory # ABE-875846805

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Geoffrey Bennett
Published by Pen & Sword (2005)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Postscript Books
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen & Sword, 2005. 2-82. Condition: New. Nelson's reputation as the ultimate naval hero seems unassailable but, as Geoffrey Bennett points out, Trafalgar was his only victorious sea battle (at Copenhagen and the Nile he destroyed ships at anchor) and his disregard of orders and unconventional personal life raise questions about his character and judgement. This biography seeks to assess his remarkable life and career and objectively appraise his stature as a naval commander. Seller Inventory # 220473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Geoffrey Bennett
Published by Pen Sword Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen Sword Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Nearly two centuries after his death, does Nelson deserve his reputation as one of the world s great commanders?Nelson s triumphs have so caught the public imagination that his failures are barely remembered. His only victorious battles at sea was Trafalgar (at Copenhagen and the Nile his destroyed ships at anchor), while his infatuation with Emma Hamilton , his role in the judicial murder of the Neapolitan Commodore, Carraciolo, and his flagrant disobedience of orders brought him disgrace and dishonour. Yet this was a man who, in an age when the Royal Navy thrived on rum, sodomy and the lash, turned his captains into a Band of Brothers and whose death brought tears to the eyes of the toughest sailors.Did England s naval hero have the star quality which marks the world s truly great captains? In answering this question, Geoffrey Bennett, a distinguished historian who himself served in the Royal Navy for thirty-five years, provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson s life and career which will enthrall students of history and the general reader alike. Seller Inventory # BTE9781844153077

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Geoffrey Bennett
Published by Pen & Sword (2005)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen & Sword, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. illustrated edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX184415307X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Geoffrey Bennett
Published by Pen and Sword (2006)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen and Sword, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M184415307X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Bennett, Geoffrey
Published by Pen & Sword (2005)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen & Sword, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 358 pages. 7.50x5.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk184415307X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Bennett Geoffrey Martin Bennett Geoffrey
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen & Sword Books Limited. Condition: New. pp. 358 16 Illus. Seller Inventory # 38580633

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Bennett, Geoffrey
Published by Pen and Sword (2006)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen and Sword, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11184415307X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Bennett, Geoffrey
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited, London United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hylands Bookshop
(Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pen & Sword Books Limited, London United Kingdom, 2005. Soft Cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Reprint. 322 pages, index, bibliography, notes, b&w photos - An excellent biography - A simple title for a book, perhaps. On closer scrutiny, however, this title becomes all the more appropriate for a book which seeks to go beyond that which we thought we knew about this great hero and his many great victories. Geoffrey Bennett was a distinguished naval historian who also served for 35 years in the Royal Navy. As such, he brings an understanding of naval history and naval issues to this book in a way which is rarely achieved and, together, these attributes combine to create the most interesting read. In telling the reader about the 'real' Nelson - faults and all, the author does not seek to remove this great hero of Trafalgar from his worthy pedestal. Instead, in this well written biography, he sets out to ensure that Nelson remains firmly where he belongs - as the man he was, rather than as the mythical legend in which light he is so often portrayed. In short, we have read about the legend, now we learn about the human being that was that legend. Seller Inventory # 333138

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 35.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN 10: 184415307X ISBN 13: 9781844153077
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-184415307x

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book