Publisher description for The life and times of Horatio Hornblower : a biography of C.S. Forester's famous naval hero / by C. Northcote Parkinson.

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Many know of Horatio Hornblower's exploits during the Napoleonic Wars through the novels of C.S. Forester, but how many know the true Hornblower—the man who rose from Midshipman to Admiral of the British Fleet? Using Hornblower family papers discovered in the 1970s, C. Northcote Parkinson has set the record straight in this authoritative biography.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hornblower, Horatio (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction.
Admirals -- Fiction.