Every Man Will Do His Duty (Paperback)

An Anthology of Firsthand Accounts from the Age of Nelson, 1793-1815

By Dean King (Editor), John B. Hattendorf (Editor)

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805046090, 480pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1998

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The phenomenal success of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring novels has spawned a great hunger for more reading material on the Royal Navy and the Napoleonic Wars. Dean King has combed through mountains of primary-source material and has selected the most riveting, informative, and entertaining accounts from the great age of sail. His explorations have, in the words of Douglas Day, C. W. Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia, "yielded a collection of narratives that are just as exciting as the marvelous Aubrey--Maturin novels of Patrick O'Brian."

Told by actual participants, the eyewitness stories range from slices of life at sea to events of great historical significance, including epic battles such as those of Cape St. Vincent and Trafalgar, and the death of Nelson. Every Man Will Do His Duty is sure to delight legions of seafaring adventure fans.

About the Author

Dean King, the author of A" Sea of Words," is an accomplished writer and editor living in New York City. John B. Hattendorf, Ph.D., is a professor of maritime history and the director of the Advanced Research Department at the United States Naval War College.

Praise For Every Man Will Do His Duty: An Anthology of Firsthand Accounts from the Age of Nelson, 1793-1815

“There is no substitute for this firsthand reporting . . . This book should not be missed!”—Sea History