Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Nelson's Trafalgar by Roy Adkins

Nelson's Trafalgar

Best Seller
Nelson's Trafalgar by Roy Adkins
Paperback $18.00
Oct 31, 2006 | ISBN 9780143037958

Also available from:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Oct 31, 2006 | ISBN 9780143037958

    Also available from:

  • Oct 31, 2006 | ISBN 9781440627293

    Available from:

Product Details


“Captures the din, confusion, and sheer carnage of the battle. Mr. Adkins reminds us that ‘in the cramped gun decks the noise of the battle could be felt as much as heard: a maddening sensation of pressure on the skull.’”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Wonderful. . . . Blazing . . .  [Nelson’s Trafalgar] is at least the equal of [Antony Beevor’s] Stalingrad in blood, pace and detail, but it also boasts a welcome twist to the genre with a lacing of black humour.”
The Independent on Sunday (London)
“Hugely satisfying. Those who share my appetite for particulars will delight in this book.”
—The Boston Globe
“Excellent. . . . Adkins is at his best on the nuances of seamanship and the minutiae of life within the wooden walls.”
—The Independent
“This illustrious introduction to the Battle of Trafalgar from an archaeologist and historian is one of the best in generations for the non-seafaring reader curious about the nautical epic, and it also handsomely rewards those whose study of the battle goes back a generation or two.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Masterful in explaining why Nelson’s men were so much more efficient. . . . Adkins has written a compelling account.”
—Bernard Cornwell, Mail on Sunday (London)

“Well-written and makes good use of first-hand accounts.”
—Literary Review
“Vivid, scrupulous, immensely moving, this is a terrific yarn.”
—Christopher Hirst, The Independent (London)

“Adkins’s painstaking digging, sifting, arranging and questioning take him everywhere on Nelson’s fleet . . . His account of the battle is a gripping album of snapshots from the quarterdecks and gun decks of the ships themselves . . . A most eclectic but engaging book.”
—The Spectator

Be the first to know!
More from Roy Adkins and book picks sent right to your inbox
More from Roy Adkins and book picks sent right to your inbox
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top