MAN OF WAR: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF ADMIRAL JAMES SAUMAREZ: FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO THE DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON.
259pp., 16 illus. 2017. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon s attempt at conquering Russia.