Book review: Nelson the Commander

Nelson the Commander looks at the life and career of Horatio Nelson. As well as in-depth profiles of his notable successes (Battle of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar), it also looks at the rest of his career in the navy (including when attacks went wrong) as well as his private life. In addition to this, there is also a chapter in which different types of ship of the age are examined.

The book is quite detailed when examining Nelson. Whilst aware of Nelson and his successes, I did not know much about him beyond that. I did find the book heavy going in places and naval warfare is not something I have read much about before, but I enjoyed learning about it, even if it was difficult in places.

Rating (out of 5): ****

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