Young Nelsons: Boy Sailors during the Napoleonic Wars.
Fwd by Alexander Kent. Follows the lives of the little boys who entered the Navy, grew to be men in that unique world, and made the British Empire possible. Intimate and revealing. Many primary sources, including Austen's sailor brothers. Period color plates, index, notes, sources. Osprey, Oxford & NY. 2009. Hb, dj. NEW. $20.00