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Men of Honour : Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero

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Adam Nicolson
Publication Date
May, 2006
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5.08 x 7.80 x 0.83 Inches

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A very good book, if a...

A very good book, if a bit repetitive. Combines elements of a literary history with more straightforward historical biography. Nelson comes to embody the transition from the Enlightenment to the Romantic worldview. Nicholson makes a good case for Nelson's importance as an example of and as a totem for the new man--more instinctive, more irrational, more ruthless, more forceful. We tend to forget that people like Wordsworth and Coleridge were hugely influenced by the popular culture of their own day, and that the heroism of the British Navy was by no means a small thing to either one of them. In some ways the book diminishes Nelson-as-demigod, Nelson-as-tactical-genius somewhat, but he's still a fascinating figure even in this rendering (more Nelson as leader-of-men). Perhaps more fascinating.

Beautifully written in...

Beautifully written in the best Nicholson tradition. Makes a good case for Nelson being the archetype of his age as a paradoxical massacre-prone gentleman and Romantic epitome. Brings in great material from literature (especially Coleridge) and the wider culture. but the case seems somewhat stretched, given that Wellington, his contemporary and equally successful warrior, was quite the opposite: buttoned-up, cautious, economical of human life, and described elsewhere as the precursor of the Victorian archetype. All makes for a jolly good read, but could all be argued any which way you choose

There is a reason the...

There is a reason "the Battle of Trafalgar" is listed after "Heroism" and "Duty" in the title. This book uses the battle as a framework to examine many of the psycological and sociological motivations of the participants in the battle and the English, French, and Spanish societies as a whole. I felt like the author wanted to fill up as many pages as possible. I often found myself beginning to skim. The actual discussion of the events of the battle is a fairly insignificant portion of the book. Truthfully, there me more written about Samuel Taylor Coleridge in this book than about the acutal battle. This book gives an excellent perspective of influences on the participants of the battle, which is insightful. There is just to much.

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