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A Close Run Thing

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A Close Run Thing by Allan Mallinson
Paperback $19.00
Aug 01, 2000 | ISBN 9780553380439

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"Of recent years many eminent hands have undertaken to lead the reader deep into the Royal Navy of Nelson’s time, describing the life of the service, the men who sailed those ‘far-distant, storm-beaten ships, upon which the Grand Army never looked’ but which ‘stood between it and the dominion of the world.’

"Hitherto nobody that I know of has done anything like the same for the army, which did after all have a not inconsiderable share in winning the war; but now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer of high rank shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare in those times; and Colonel Mallinson’s A Close Run Thing is very much to be welcomed."
–Patrick O’Brian, author of the Aubrey-Maturin series

"Mallinson’s A Close Run Thing is an astonishingly impressive debut in the field of Napoleonic fiction. Convincingly drawn, perfectly paced and expertly written, this cavalryman’s tale is a joy to read. I hope it will be the first of many."
–Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege

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