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Nelson's Purse: The Mystery Of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures

By: Downer, Martyn

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Smithsonian Inst Pr: 2004

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000324

ISBN: 1-58-834184-4

Condition: Near Fine


Much has been written about Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, whose glorious naval career ended at the Battle of Trafalgar, where the half-blind, one-armed Nelson, wearing a blood-stained purse, gave his life to secure Britain's supremacy for another century. Yet Martyn Downer's surprise discovery of an unknown treasure trove of Nelson's letters and personal effects puts existing accounts of the hero into question. This find of a lifetime provides an intimate look at the personal life of the brilliant commander through the eyes of his closest friend, Alexander Davison--the confidant not only of Nel... View more info