Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Amputee Officers in Nelson's Navy

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Price
$138.00
Publisher
University of Virginia Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.81 inches | 1.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780813946726

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About the Author

Teresa Michals is Associate Professor of English at George Mason University.

Reviews

Michals takes an understudied topic in naval history and connects it to a broader historiography of disability, and she does so creatively and effectively.

--Evan Wilson, U.S. Naval War College, author of A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775-1815

In Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals, her forthcoming book, Michals explores how the world's greatest military force came to rely on dozens of limb-different officers. Far from being marginalized or relegated to desk duty, these figures rose in stature and authority because--not in spite--of limb loss.

-- "Amplitude Magazine"