Admiral Lord St. Vincent: Saint or Tyrant?: the Life of Sir John Jervis, Nelson’s Patron :: James D. G. Davidson soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
Barnsley: Pen & Sword Maritime, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Appendix;
From the cover: This, the first modern biography of John Jervis, who became Admiral of the Fleet Lord St Vincent, is important both for the subject himself and for the oblique light it throws on Nelsons personality. St Vincent, who was born twenty-three years before Nelson, and survived for eighteen years after Trafalgar, fundamentally influenced the younger mans career despite the two men being dramatically different characters. Without him, Nelsons genius might have been submerged by professional jealousy or emotional fragility. It was St Vincents strategy and…
Near Fine in Near Fine Dustwrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 230 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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