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Few historians immersed themselves in their topics like best-selling, noted author Ernle Bradford. Specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics, Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing theMoreFew historians immersed themselves in their topics like best-selling, noted author Ernle Bradford. Specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics, Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his acclaimed books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer, and afterwards worked as an editor and correspondent for the BBC. Now, E-Reads is proud to present his engaging series of military histories to a new generation of readers.NELSONThe Essential HeroAs a naval commander he was an inspiring hero, honored to this very day as the essence of bravery. In his private life he was a cad, conducting a scandalous openly adulterous affair with Lady Emma Hamilton and humiliating her cuckold husband. In victories at sea and in the boudoir Horatio Nelson was an indomitable conqueror and deserving of his immortal reputation. He was the sworn enemy of Napoleon and the French and considered himself a failure if a single enemy ship escaped destruction. His strategies to achieve this end are still studied and marveled at. Bradford brilliantly recounts the events of Nelsons life and details the naval warfare of the this thrilling period in British history.Dont miss all of Ernle Bradfords titles from E-Reads: The Great Siege- Hannibal- Thermopylae- Drake- Nelson- The Mighty Hood- The Great Ship- Gibraltar- Julius Caesar, The Great Betrayal- Christopher Columbus- The Shield and the Sword- The Wind From the North- Paul the Traveler- The Journeying Moon- and The Wind Off the Island.