1. Union Jack

    Nelson's Navy in 100 Objects by Gareth Glover

    The author, Gareth Glover, himself a former junior naval officer and now a military historian, who has studied the Napoleonic Wars extensively for many years and, interestingly enough for a sailor, is apparently especially well known both for his knowledge of the Peninsular Campaign and...
  2. rebbonk

    Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness - by Craig Nelson

    A truly fascinating book and one that’s about so much more than the attack. I must admit my knowledge of world events in the interwar years is scant at best, so I really enjoyed the first part of this 3 part book which went through so much that I simply wasn’t aware of. This section covered the...
  3. Seaweed

    That Hamilton Woman

    This is a short biography of Emma Hamilton, successively blacksmith's daughter, teenage tart, stripper, actress, concubine and muse, Charles Greville's Eliza Doolittle after she had passed to him from Sir Harry Featherstonaugh of Uppark, and she then effectively sold by Greville to his...