A good portrait of Lord Cochrane as a naval hero and as a man. This book is certainly worth reading if you’re interested in Cochrane (or in Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey). It covers the events of his career adequately, and does an excellent job with his character and the politics which damaged his life.
I’d have preferred that it better put the man into a wider context, but that’s perhaps too much to ask of a relatively short book about a man who lived for 85 years.
This short review was originally posted on LibraryThing.