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Pocock, Tom

Overview
Works: 57 works in 264 publications in 4 languages and 5,199 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Naval history  History  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Tours  Military history 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, pre
Classifications: DA87.1.N4, B
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Most widely held works about Tom Pocock
 
Most widely held works by Tom Pocock
Horatio Nelson by Tom Pocock( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Horatio Nelson juxtaposes details of his daily life, loves, friendships and opinions with the great events which make him one of the most memorable figures in British history. This is the story of the man who saved Britain from invasion and gave it maritime supremacy. - Publisher
The terror before Trafalgar : Nelson, Napoleon, and the secret war by Tom Pocock( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon's threatened invasion of England is examined, revealing a "secret war" being waged between the two powers employing spies and new weapons
Nelson and his world by Tom Pocock( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the English admiral whose exploits assured his country's supremacy on the seas
Rider Haggard and the lost empire by Tom Pocock( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remember Nelson : the life of Captain Sir William Hoste by Tom Pocock( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hoste (1780-1828) entered the navy in April 1793, under the special care of Nelson, who had a lively affection for him. His career thereafter resembles the naval heroes of fiction such as Horatio Hornblower, Jack Aubrey or Nicholas Ramage. He became lieutenant in 1798, and was appointed commander of the Mutine brig after the battle of the Nile, at which he was present as lieutenant of the Theseus. In 1802 he was promoted post captain by Lord St Vincent. During all his active career, he was employed in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic and made a fortune of at least £6o, ooo by the capt
Chelsea Reach: the brutal friendship of Whistler and Walter Greaves by Tom Pocock( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle for empire : the very first world war, 1756-63 by Tom Pocock( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first world war was not that which began in 1914, but the so-called Seven Years War which, in 1756, brought into being global conflict. The new factor which dramatically altered the course of history was British sea power. Able to choose their battlegrounds, the British mounted a succession of daring amphibious attacks. With the support of the navy, a few thousand men dispossessed the French of their fledgling North American empire and saw them, and the Dutch, utterly vanquished in India. Attacks on Cuba and the Philippines crippled the Spanish Empire. Through feats of extraordinary courage and endurance, fighting merchant adventurers such as Robert Clive laid the foundations of an Indian empire. In North America, soldiers such as the Virginian militia officer, George Washington, the future first President of the United States, and James Wolfe, who died in the battle of Quebec, determined that Canada would be British -- not French. In this vivid account of this first 'modern' war, Tom Pocock, using the testimony of eye-witnesses to dramatic effect, recounts the nail-biting sieges, brutal raids and bloody conflicts which constituted the scramble for empire. Hunger and thirst, hostile climates, disease and intractable terrain were often more terrible enemies than the human foe. Always the generals and admirals had in mind the cruel fate of George Byng, the British admiral court-martialed and shot on his own quarter-deck for not having displayed enough enthusiasm in engaging the enemy in battle; executed, as Voltaire said, 'pour encourager les autres'. By 1763, Prime Minister William Pitt's vision of an English-speaking global empire was a reality. The modern world had been shaped and frontiers drawn which were to stand for two centuries. -- Inside jacke flaps
East and West of Suez : the retreat from empire by Tom Pocock( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Moorehead by Tom Pocock( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trafalgar : an eyewitness history by Tom Pocock( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They show sad farewells between sailors and their loved ones; the pursuit of the French navy; carnage and chaos in the heat of the battle as guns fire from all sides; and Nelson's agonizing death on the Victory after being hit by a musket ball. This graphic recreation tells the very human story behind these historic events." "In his introduction, Tom Pocock evokes the realities of life onboard a nineteenth-century battleship, and discusses Nelson's turbulent life and career. This edition also includes a map, biographical notes on the key figures and a bibliography."--Jacket
Captain Marryat : seaman, writer, and adventurer by Tom Pocock( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick Marryat was England's most famous author in the years between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Even more than that he was a navel hero of the Napoleonic Wars and it was his exploits in the Royal Navy during those years that formed the core of his writing. Biographer Tom Pocock chronicles Marryat's extraordinary life, leaving the modern reader to ponder on the immoderation and versatility of lives in a more uncertain age."--Jacket
The young Nelson in the Americas by Tom Pocock( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting general: the public and private campaigns of General Sir Walter Walker by Tom Pocock( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En bog om Chefen for NATO's Nordregion (1969) General Sir Walter Walker liv i den Britiske hær, opgaverne i Burma, Malaya, Øst malaysia og Borneo sluttende med generalens periode som chef for NATO's Nordregion
London walks by Tom Pocock( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor King : the life of King William IV by Tom Pocock( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Engelse koning (1765-1837)
Stopping Napoleon : war and intrigue in the Mediterranean by Tom Pocock( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative text covers the period after Napoleon's defeat by Nelson at Trafalgar when the British concentrated on the Mediterranean, determined to stop Napoleon turning eastwards again. For a decade the area became the scene of dangers, real or imagined, and battles on land and sea in remote and exotic places
Breaking the chains : the Royal Navy's war on white slavery by Tom Pocock( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson's women by Tom Pocock( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thirst for glory : the life of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith by Tom Pocock( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Venice by Tom Pocock( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Finnish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The terror before Trafalgar : Nelson, Napoleon, and the secret war
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The terror before Trafalgar : Nelson, Napoleon, and the secret warRemember Nelson : the life of Captain Sir William HosteBattle for empire : the very first world war, 1756-63Alan MooreheadTrafalgar : an eyewitness historyCaptain Marryat : seaman, writer, and adventurerStopping Napoleon : war and intrigue in the MediterraneanBreaking the chains : the Royal Navy's war on white slavery
Alternative Names
Pocock, Thomas Allcot Guy.

Tom Pocock britischer Kriegsberichterstatter, Journalist, Marinehistoriker

Tom Pocock British writer

Tom Pocock Brits militair historicus (1925-2007)

Tom Pocock écrivain britannique

Tom Pocock escriptor britànic

Tom Pocock escritor británico

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Languages
English (202)

Spanish (2)

Finnish (1)

German (1)