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    • Seize the Fire

    • Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar
    • By: Adam Nicolson
    • Narrated by: Adam Nicolson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In Seize the Fire, Adam Nicolson, author of the widely acclaimed God's Secretaries, takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in October 1805, and uses it to examine our idea of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessary aspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the hero flower in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in a way it hadn't for two hundred years?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating but overly academic

    • By Kismet on 12-19-06

    Regular price: $21.67