Seize the Fire : Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar by Adam Nicolson
English | Sep 1, 2005 | ISBN: 0060753617 | ASIN: B000FIHZE6 | 368 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
In Seize the Fire, Adam Nicolson, author of the widely acclaimed God's Secretaries, takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in October 1805, and uses it to examine our idea of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessary aspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the hero flower in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in a way it hadn't for two hundred years?