Trafalgar's Lost Hero: Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Defeat of Napoleon

Trafalgar's Lost Hero: Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Defeat of Napoleon

by Max Adams

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Overview

Trafalgar’s Lost Hero introduces the man whose real-life exploits have been attributed to the likes of Horatio Alger and Jack Aubrey. Never seeking the public acclaim craved by his closest friend and comrade Horatio Nelson, Cuthbert Collingwood was instrumental in forcing the combined French and Spanish fleets into the fateful battle, disabling the enemy’s flagship almost before the fight had begun, and taking command of the British fleet after Nelson’s death. Bristling with action, packed with never-before-published accounts of major engagements from Collingwood’s secret letter book, and bringing a fresh perspective to Britain’s most celebrated naval victory, Trafalgar’s Lost Hero is truly a treat for lovers of naval history and real-life adventure, and a rousing story well told.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471719953
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

MAX ADAMS, archaeologist, writer, and broadcaster, is passionate about rescuing Admiral Collingwood from obscurity in this, his first book. As a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow, he had access to materials not available to earlier biographers. As both a theoretical and an on-site archaeologist, Adams has written for many academic journals. He lives in Newcastle, which was also Collingwood's hometown.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: The Collingwood touch 13

MAPS.

Home waters.

The Atlantic.

The Mediterranean.

CHAPTER ONE: A large piece of plum cake: 1748–1771.

CHAPTER TWO: Out of all patience: 1772–1777.

CHAPTER THREE: The bonds of our amity: 1777–1786.

CHAPTER FOUR: A comfortable fire and friends: 1787–1792.

CHAPTER FIVE: The sharp point of misfortune: 1793–1795.

CHAPTER SIX: Two thunderbolts of war: 1795–1799.

CHAPTER SEVEN: Hope of peace alone: 1799–1802.

CHAPTER EIGHT: Exemplary vengeance: 1803–1805.

CHAPTER NINE: Giddy with the multiplicities: 1806–1808.

CHAPTER TEN: Viva Collingwood: 1808–1810.

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Fame’s trumpet.

Source notes.

APPENDIX ONE: Collingwood’s Trafalgar dispatch.

APPENDIX TWO: Collingwood’s commissions: 1761–1810.

Bibliography.

Index.

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