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Narrator Trevor Nichols jumps right into the action with relish as he begins this audio biography with a short introduction of the Battle of Trafalgar, the site of Lord Nelson's greatest triumph - as well as his doom. Nichols' vigorous rendition of Lord Nelson's life focuses on his many adventures as the tough military hero fought battles that sometimes led to grievous injury, including the loss of sight in one eye and the amputation of an arm. Nichols steadily brings the story to an exciting climax, culminating in the events of the Battle of Trafalgar and also manages to draw out the poignancy of Lord Nelson's final moments.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.

©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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