The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon GCB, Bryan Perrett.
at the life and career of a possible inspiration for the career of
Horatio Hornblower. Gordon is an interesting figure in his own right,
fighting at Cape St. Vincent, under Nelson at the Nile, in the Adriatic,
and taking part in the attacks on Washington and Baltimore in 1814
(helping to inspire the American National Anthem). This is a
fascinating biography of a less well known British naval leader, and
will also be of value to fans of Hornblower.
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