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Nelson

By: Forester, C. S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Chatham Publishing: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02844

ISBN: 1861761783

Condition: Very Good


Without avoiding Nelson's flaws, Forester delineates a character he obviously liked, one whose personal side is always observable Forester brilliantly brings the man alive and as a student of human nature, is able to understand the contradictions and peculiarities of his character. There is light spotting to the top of the text block. View more info

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Collision Course

By: Lygo, Raymond

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, The Book Guild Ltd.: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02969

ISBN: 1857765141

Condition: Very Good


On retirement from the Navy, industry beckoned in the shape of British Aerospace which, as chief executive and managing director, he nursed it through the traumatic experience of being the first nationalized company to be privatized. This is a fascinating biography of a boy who left school at 14 and ended up an admiral and chief executive of one of Britain's biggest companies. There is light bumping to the corners but is otherwise a tight clean copy. View more info

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The Real Hornblower: Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB

By: Perrett, Bryan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Arms & Armour Ltd: 1998

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02790

ISBN: 1854094068

Condition: Very Good


Ever since C.S.Forester's fictional hero Hornblower began to delight readers , there has been speculation as to which naval officer he was based on. The author believes that Forester based Hornblower on Captain James Alexander Gordon RN, and with further investigation he found more correlation between the two figures. The DJ shows light ware to the edges and corners. View more info

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Horatio Nelson

By: Pocock, Tom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Uk, Brockhampton Press 1999, : 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02879

ISBN: 1860199089

Condition: Very Good


Tom Pocock's biography of Horatio nelson is written with obvious authority. It takes us through his life from birth to death, not only with a wealth of new detail but also with richness of quotation from contemporary letters and papers which dramatically points up the detail. This book should have as much appeal to the general reader as to those with a knowledge of the naval history of the times. The text block has light marking to its edges, and there is light shelf wea... View more info

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Sea of Memories

By: Smith, Stan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Spellmount Publishers Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03353

ISBN: 0946771189

Condition: Very Good


This book is one man's adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. Stan Smith's recollection of the Great Fighting Ships of the First World War including the ' Q' Ships makes this book both interesting and informative. With light indentations and rippling to the D/W this is a good clean copy. View more info

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Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

By: Taylor, Stephen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Faber & Faber: 2013

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02743

ISBN: 0571277128

Condition: Very Good


Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary ' Indefatigable ' was quite simply the greatest frigate captain in the age of sail. The likely model for Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's novels, he was orphaned at eight and fought his way up from the bottom of the Navy to fleet command and a viscountcy. Ferociously combative and an incomparable seaman. View more info