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Nelson: A Dream of Glory: v. 1 by John Sugden.
The summary on Amazon.co.uk says that this volume covers the early part of Nelson's life in great detail.

A Naval History of Britain: The Command of the Ocean Vol 2 by N.A.M Rodger.

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Here's one due for publication next April to mark the bi-centenary, Nelson, the New Letters

It looks like one to have if you are interested in Nelson.

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Among the "surfeit" of new books being published in advance of the Nelsonian celebrations next year is Trafalgar by Clayton & Craig.

This one is on sale 11th October and I thought it had an interesting description mentioning "Glimpses of intriguing individuals".

Has anyone bought any of the new Trafalgar-related books, yet?

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Admiral Lord Howe by David Syrett
Building the Wooden Fighting Ship by James Dodds and James Moore (this is a reprint I believe)

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On another board I saw mention of a new book about Cuthbert Collingwood.

It looks like one on which to place an advance order.

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Mil Goose wrote:
On another board I saw mention of a new book about Cuthbert Collingwood.
It looks like one on which to place an advance order.

I'm glad someone finally decided to do a new bio of Collingwood!

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I notice in a mailing list from Osprey they have a new book of interest to us to be published next month.

French Warship Crews 1789-1805.

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Looks like one to add to the "to buy" list.

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susan wrote:

Looks like one to add to the "to buy" list.

I believe this book is a "must buy," especially in light of a certain project I'm pondering...


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Admiral Lord Nelson: Context and Legacy by David Cannadine
The Pursuit of Victory by Roger Knight
Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero by Adam Nicolson

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I recently added "To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World" by Arthur Herman. Supposedly this book paints a broad picture from the earliest days of British sea-power under Henry VIII through modern times. I bought it because I m certain Samuel Pepys is in it somewhere and I wanted to see how he is considered in the overall picture.

Susan, I noted that the dust Jacket states that this author previously published "How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It." This sounds like something you would already have read. How is it? Since there are so many Scottish captains in the Age of Sail, it that fact covered in the book?

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I recently added "To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World" by Arthur Herman. Supposedly this book paints a broad picture from the earliest days of British sea-power under Henry VIII through modern times.

Susan, I noted that the dust Jacket states that this author previously published "How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It." This sounds like something you would already have read. How is it? Since there are so many Scottish captains in the Age of Sail, it that fact covered in the book?

I remember looking at this book. I didn't buy it because I was put off by some of the negative reviews on Amazon.com. I am interested in hearing your opinion on it.

Sorry, I haven't read his book on the Scots.

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susan wrote:
I remember looking at this book. I didn't buy it because I was put off by some of the negative reviews on Amazon.com. I am interested in hearing your opinion on it.


I also had some doubts before ordering it. I basically put the book on my wish list and pondered while I waited, probably a month, before ordering. For every poor review there were two or more good ones. I have no doubt that there are some technical errors in some of the details but since I was more interested in how Pepys fits into the scheme of things rather than who commanded what fleets during WWII. I will double check the comments about the War of 1812 ship to ship battles, however.

I will try to get it soon and post my comments.

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The Fall of Toulon: The Royal Navy and the Royalist Last Stand Against the French Revolution by Bernard Ireland
The Ships of Trafalgar: The British, French and Spanish Fleets, 21 October 1805 by Peter Goodwin
Nelson and Napoleon edited by Margarette Lincoln
The French Navy and the Seven Years' War by Jonathan R. Dull

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Just ordered "Remember Nelson - The Life of Sir William Hoste" by Tom Pocock.

Captain Hoste was famous for his victory at the Battle of Lissa where he hoisted the signal "Remember Nelson" -- which explains the title above.

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