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A Thirst for Glory

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Admiral Sir Sidney Smith liked to think of himself as a second Nelson, and there were parallels between the two. Smith and Nelson shared the credit for changing the course of history by ending Napoleon Bonaparte's dream of eastern conquest: Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Smith by his defence of Acre. While Nelson became the unrivalled national hero, Smith has been ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 24th 1998 by Random House of Canada, Limited (first published January 1996)
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Reni
This biography sets out to shed some light on one of the most unique British naval captains from the napoleonic wars, the dashing Sir Sidney Smiths.

In fact, if you are enthusiastic about the period you will already have come across his name at least once, at least in connection with the defense of Acre (I especially enjoyed these chapters. The details about Napoléon's campaigns in North Africa make for great and interesting reading), or his escape from the Temple prison. But despite all this mo
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Tom Pocock was the author of 18 books (and editor of two more), mostly biographies but including two about his experiences as a newspaper war correspondent.

Born in London in 1925 - the son of the novelist and educationist Guy Pocock - he was educated at Westminster School and Cheltenham College, joining the Royal Navy in 1943. He was at sea during the invasion of Normandy and, having suffered from
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