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A very readable biography that really hots it's stride once it reaches Nelson's more active postings. Written in 1929, part of the fun is watching Forester snark on the French and wonder what Nelson would have done at one WWI naval battle or the other.
Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t ...moreMore about C.S. Forester