Nelson: The Sword of Albion – Historic Naval Fiction

A new hardcover book by John Sugden, Nelson: The Sword of Albion will be released in the UK on 27 September 2012 and in the US on 23 October 2012.

Nelson: we think that we are familiar with the man behind the name. But, in this second volume of his authoritative biography, John Sugden delves behind the myths, strips back the apocrypha, and reveals a figure both intimately familiar and greatly estranged.

Sugden interweaves graphic accounts of the well-known battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar with Nelson’s lesser-known but equally gripping campaigns to liberate the Italian states from French domination, his role in the blockade of Malta and his turbulent relations with the volatile Barbary powers, often snatching remarkable triumphs from crippling reverses.

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