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Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero
Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero by Max Adams

Admiral Lord Collingwood, the eldest son of a Newcastle merchant, went to sea in 1761 at the age of thirteen. In his nearly fifty years in the Navy he rose to become a fine seaman, a master of gunnery, a battle commander the equal of his friend – and rival in love – Nelson. He was also an accomplished writer and wit, a doting father, inveterate gossip and consummate diplomat and strategist.

Collingwood's service took him to Boston, where he lived and fought during the American War of Independence; to Antigua, where he and Nelson both fell in love with Mary Moutray; to Corsica; Sicily; and Menorca, where he began as a young midshipman and ended his career as the effective viceroy of the Mediterranean.

ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD is an intimate portrait of a forgotten British naval hero and a thrilling portrait of the glory years of the age of sail.

Head of Zeus * Biography
12 Mar 2015 * 368pp * £25 * 9781784081942
'A compelling narrative'
Literary Review
'A lucid, compact style which is a pleasure to read ... Particularly effective in portraying the orchestrated chaos below deck in battle'
'An intimate portrait of a forgotten British naval hero'
Military History Monthly
'Brings to life the age of sail, and battles such as Cape St Vincent and Trafalgar, and is testament to the hardship endured by this band of brothers'
Good Book Guide
'A superbly interesting book ... A marvellous read all through, very well written about a fascinating character from our British history'
Nudge Book
Max Adams
Max Adams
Max Adams is a writer, archaeologist and woodsman whose work explores themes of landscape, knowledge and human connectedness with the earth. He is the author of Admiral Collingwood, Aelfred's Britain, Trees of Life, the bestselling The King in the North, In the Land of Giants and The First Kingdom. He has lived and worked in the North East of England since 1993.
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