Hero of Trafalgar tells the exciting story of the fearless British admiral who turned the tide against Napoleon.
The year 1805 was a time of great peril for England. Napoleon Bonaparte had massed thousands of troops on the coast of France, who were waiting for his command to cross the Channel and swarm ashore on the beaches of England. The fate of Britain hung in the balance.
In this time of crisis Englishmen turned to the one man they believed capable of saving their country from invasion—Viscount Horation Nelson. Nelson' brilliant career had prepared him well for this awesome challenge. The son of a clergyman, he went to sea at the age of 12. By the time he was 45 he had been knighted for bravery and had reached the rank of vice-admiral. He had also lost his right arm and the sight of his right eye in combat.
In this vigorous biography, A.B.C. Whipple presents a vivid picture of the greatest naval hero England has ever produced, re-creating the colorful sea battles that culminated in the final decisive victory at Trafalgar.
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