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NICOLSON, Adam. Seize the Fire : Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar. New York : HarperCollins, (2005). Pp. [i]-xxiv, -341, (3). Illustrate d with (16) pages of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper-coveredboards. Adam Nicolson, FRSL, FSA (b. September 12, 1957, Bransgore, Hampsh ire, England). "Adam Nicolson takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in October 1805, and uses it to examine our idea of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessaryaspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the hero flower in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in a way it hadn't for two hundre d years? Was the figure of Nelson - intemperate, charming, theatrical, anxious, impetuous, considerate, indifferent to death and danger, inspirationalto those around him, and, above all, fixed on attack and victory -- an abe rration in Enlightenment England? Or was the greatest of all English military heroes simply the product of his time, 'the conjurer of violence' that England, at some level, deeply needed?" - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00
Title: Seize the Fire : Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar. dj.
Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, 2005, ISBN:0060753617:
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