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The Fighting Temeraire - The Battle of Trafalgar and the Ship That Inspired J. M. W. Turner's Most Beloved Painting (Hardcover) Loot Price: R475
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The Fighting Temeraire - The Battle of Trafalgar and the Ship That Inspired J. M. W. Turner's Most Beloved Painting (Hardcover)

Sam Willis

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The H.M.S. Temeraire, one of Britains most illustrious fighting ships, is known to millions through J.M.W. Turners masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire (1839), which portrays the battle-scarred veteran of Britains wars with Napoleonic France. In this evocative new volume, Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of the vessel behind the painting and the making of the painting itself. Turner's Temeraire was the second ship in the Royal Navy to carry the name. The first, a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in 1759, served with distinction during the Seven Years' War before being sold off in 1784. The second Temeraire, named in honor of her predecessor, was a prestigious three-decked, 98-gun warship that broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelsons flagship Victory at Trafalgar in 1805, saving the Vice-Admiral at a crucial moment in the battle. This tale of two ships spans the heyday of the age of sail: the climaxes of both the Seven Years War (1756-63) and the Napoleonic Wars (1798-1815). Filled with richly evocative detail, and narrated with the pace and gusto of a master storyteller, The Fighting Temeraire is an enthralling and deeply satisfying work of narrative history.

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Imprint: Pegasusbooks
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: November 2010
Authors: Sam Willis
Dimensions: 235 x 161 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 323
ISBN-13: 978-1-60598-124-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
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LSN: 1-60598-124-9
Barcode: 9781605981246

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