For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

Joel S.A. Hayward


For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

  • Title: For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War
  • Author: Joel S.A. Hayward
  • ISBN: 9781591143512
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover



Taking a highly original, thematic approach to the study of Horatio Lord Nelson, this book analyzes the admiral s unique war fighting style Doctrine, tactics, and operational art are part of the analysis, as are Nelson s command and leadership abilities and his attitudes and beliefs But the book s focus is on how all these elements combined to form the man whose infectioTaking a highly original, thematic approach to the study of Horatio Lord Nelson, this book analyzes the admiral s unique war fighting style Doctrine, tactics, and operational art are part of the analysis, as are Nelson s command and leadership abilities and his attitudes and beliefs But the book s focus is on how all these elements combined to form the man whose infectious ethos spread through his entire force It shows that Nelson s creative genius, excitable and intense personality, dramatic visage, and fervor for all things martial not only inspired courage and loyalty but so dazzled and enflamed the hearts and minds of his men that he reached near cult status in his lifetime As a professional military analyst who has devoted his career to researching, writing, and teaching about the tactics and operational art of warfare, the author draws on his own training and experience to view the admiral s war fighting from a vantage point not accessible to many of Nelson s leading biographers Joel Hayward breaks free from the constraints of chronology to thematically explore in greater than usual depth and coherence the key aspects of Nelson s fighting style and to answer questions not previously raised about that style and its supporting ideas, including to what degree Nelson s style can be adopted by modern warriors Nelson scholars and enthusiasts will consider the book to be a fine companion to the traditional studies of the great admiral The book will also appeal to students of warfare in general, especially those who focus on the Napoleonic period 256 pages 9 photographs 7 maps Notes Bibliography Index Hardcover 6 x 9 inches.


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