Mountbatten: Apprentice War Lord

Mountbatten: Apprentice War Lord
by Adrian Smith

English | 2010 | ISBN: 1848853742 | 480 pages | PDF | 3.47 MB
A far-sighted war hero or an ambitious networker promoted above his talents? Deservedly celebrated as a naval officer and confidant of world leaders, nevertheless, for some, Mountbatten's talents remain questionable. In this timely new biography, Adrian Smith paints a different and convincing picture, of an essentially modern figure of a technocratic age, a nuts and bolts officer specialising in the technical branches of the Senior Service, and aristocrat perhaps, but devoted to professionalism and the lower deck. Smith brings Mountbatten to life and uncovers the essential qualities. Beneath the rich, aristocratic, pleasure-loving and privileged exterior there was a deeply human, even vulnerable but driven character -- and a pivotal figure in the imperial and military history of the twentieth century.
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