Friday, October 18, 2013

Celebrate Trafalgar Day

October 16th is Trafalgar Day, commemorating Admiral Lord Nelson's crushing naval victory over the combined French and Spanish fleets.

Read up on the Nelson, or the history of the battle or the Royal Navy with one of these titles:

Adkins, Roy.  Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World.  DA88.5 1805 A35 2005

Black, Jeremy.  A Military History of Britain from 1775 to the Present.  DA65 B53 2006

Ferguson, Niall.  Empire: The Rise and Demise o the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power.  DA16 F67 2003

Herman, Arthur.  To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World.  VA454 H4 2005

Howarth, David.  Lord Nelson, The Immortal Memory.  DA87.1 N4 H63 1989

Palmer, Michael.  Command at Sea: Naval Command and Control Since the Sixteenth Century.  VB212 P36 2005

Tombs, Robert.  That Sweet Enemy: Britain and France: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship.  DA47.1 T58 2008

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