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The Life of Nelson

The Life of Nelson
The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108026055

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  • Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) was an American naval officer, considered one of the most important naval strategists of the nineteenth century. In 1885 he was appointed Lecturer in Naval History and Tactics at the US Naval War College, and served as President of the institution between 1886 and 1889. In this highly influential two-volume biography, first published in 1897, Mahan focuses on Nelson's professional life and provides a detailed historical and tactical analysis of his naval career based on Nelson's personal correspondence. Through this analysis Mahan also explains and explores his concept of 'sea power', a strategic concept which was closely studied and subsequently adopted by early twentieth-century military powers. His book provides both a fascinating discussion of Nelson's achievements and an invaluable analysis of the most influential developments in naval strategy a century later. Volume 2 covers Nelson's career from 1799 to his death in 1805.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108026055
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 28 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
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    14. Nelson temporarily Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean. Relieved by Lord Keith. Applies to return to England on account of ill health. August, 1799–June, 1800
    15. Nelson leaves the Mediterranean. The journey overland through Germany. Arrival in England. Separation from Lady Nelson. Hoists his flag in the Channel Fleet, under Lord. St. Vincent. June, 1800–January, 1801
    16. The expedition to the Baltic and Battle of Copenhagen. Nelson returns to England. February–June, 1801
    17. Nelson commands the 'Squadron on a Particular Service', for the defence of the coast of England against invasion. Signature of preliminaries of peace with France. July–October, 1801
    18. Release from active service during the Peace of Amiens. Home life at Merton. Public incidents. October, 1801–May, 1803
    19. Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean. The long watch off Toulon. Occupations of a Commander-in-Chief. May, 1803–January, 1805
    20. The escape and pursuit of the Toulon Fleet. Nelson's return to England. January–August, 1805
    21. Nelson's last stay in England. August 19–September, 15, 1805
    22. The antecedents of Trafalgar. September 15–October 19, 1805
    23. Trafalgar. The death of Nelson. October 19–21, 1805
    Index.

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    Alfred Thayer Mahan

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