Seize the Fire

Seize the Fire

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In Seize the Fire, Adam Nicolson, author of the widely acclaimed God's Secretaries, 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 necessary aspect 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 hundred years? Was the figure of Nelson—intemperate,… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

File size: 3.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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