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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A blend of historical accuracy and spectacular action creates a key piece to understanding the tragic events in October of , which changed the history of Europe and the entire world. Read more Read less. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Este libro es extremadamente entretenido, de verdad lo recomiendo. Da ademas una excelente idea, para iniciantes, de lo que paso aquel dia y los eventos que conllevaron a la batalla. El libro ademas tiene un final que lo deja a uno muy triste, lejos de reflejar la grandiosidad de la guerra naval como trata de hacer Patrick O' Brian en sus obras: los barcos de la flota aliada, idos a pique con sus heridos adentro o encallados contra la costa despues de una tormenta.
Me impresiono que Perez Reverte repite constantemente que la gloria y el honor se median en terminos de muertos de tu propio bando lo cual hace el final mas tragico todavia. I found the book quite fascinating though I had to delve a tad into the net for the background, finding how the battle was the final part of the Royal Navy's efforts to reduce Napoleon's naval strength below what he would need to mount his already fading invasion plan of Britain, for example.
Overall, a wonderful feeling of being on the spot, the sailors, up and down rigging, lines, yardarms and the like, the numerous sails, t'gallants, mains, royals and jibs galore, and gunnery detail, carriages, firing sequences, even to the dreadfully young powder monkeys, and all an authentic ambiance to go with.
The research is meticulous so we can see what is fact and what is additional fiction to add coherence. I laughed aloud and was drawn to sighs in points, especially in his homage to the common man, 'la gente', so well set forth and, lamentably, so true to life to this day, but a point of obligatory mention. Years ago, I visited Victory in the UK; she is still there, open for view: read this lot first and you'll get a lot more mileage from the visit.
One detail that I did find odd: the author states his having looked solely into French and Spanish original records but no English ones: given the meticulous nature of everything else, one wonders why. Eyes-closed recommendation from me anyhow and, as another reviewer mentions, a quick read, possibly on two grounds, a it is not very long; and b the phenomenon of being swept along makes the book something of a page-turner. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
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