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Riassunto: The gripping life story of the Nelson's most fearless and renowned frigate captain.
Popularly known as "The Sea Wolf" for his daring, skill, and enterprise, Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald, was one of the finest frigate captains to fight in Nelson's navy. Christopher Lloyd's vivid biography paints a memorable portrait of the leader, inventor, and reformer whose courageous actions inspired the works of Frederick Marryat, C. S. Forester, and Patrick O'Brian.
Recensione: Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860), the 10th Earl of Dundonald, was a man distinctly of his time, and in some ways far in advance of it. Descended from a noble Scottish family that had fallen on hard times, Cochrane had a naval career spanning the Napoleonic wars and beyond, to the struggles for independence of Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Greece. His exploits showed such tactical genius that they have become textbook examples in military training, and his derring-do inspired the lives and fiction of Frederick Marryat (who sailed with Cochrane as a young man), C.S. Forester, and Joseph Conrad.
But Cochrane's career was a checkered one, due mostly to his dislike of authority and tendency to nurse grudges. The man whose meticulous naval strategies were masterpieces of preparation was prone to ill-considered attacks on those in command, and his career as a British naval officer came to an effective end when he prosecuted a court martial against his commanding officer Lord Gambier after his near-disastrous timidity at the Battle in the Aix Roads. His political career as a radical politician was similarly jeopardized by impulsive attacks against the sitting government, and while he had a series of stunning military victories later in life as the admiral of several South American navies, each was followed by political wrangling and disappointment.
Christopher Lloyd's popular biography (first published in 1947) is as brisk and engaging as the novels that Cochrane inspired. It is a well-balanced portrayal of a man who, despite his heroism, invention (he proposed poison gas as a weapon a full hundred years before its usage), and idealistic commitment to liberal causes, was never given the opportunity to achieve his true genius. --John Longenbaugh
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Descrizione libro HENRY HOLT & CO, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Transportation>Nautical>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978080505986102. Codice libro della libreria 02978080505986102
Descrizione libro Henry Holt and Company, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Thus. First printing in this edition; first published in 1947. Slight bruising to the dust jacket at the spine ends. The book and dust jacket are both in excellent, clean and tight condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. DJ not price clipped pp. xvii, 214. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 103954
Descrizione libro HENRY HOLT & CO, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Popular Fiction>Nautical Fiction. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978080505986108. Codice libro della libreria 01978080505986108
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Descrizione libro Owl Books / Henry Holt 1998-10, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0805059865. Codice libro della libreria 556135
Descrizione libro Henry Holt 1998, 1998. Hardback. xvii, 214 p. 22 cm. Very good condition. Very good dust jacket. ISBN: 0805059865. Codice libro della libreria E1134249
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Company, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First American Edition. Gripping, vivid biography of Nelson's most fearless and skillful frigate captain whose actions inspired the creations of Frederick Marryat, C.S, Forester and Patrick O'Brian. 214 pp. Codice libro della libreria 024634a
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Lord Cochrane: Seaman, Radical, Liberator- A Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (Heart of Oak Sea Classics). Codice libro della libreria SKU0459233
Descrizione libro Owl Books / Henry Holt, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0805059865