Nelson's Trafalgar- the Battle That Changed the World by Roy Atkins
a short review by Tony Gerard
I've said in the past that I'm not a strategy and tactics guy. I only bought this book because it was $2 in the used book store. I loved it! It was very readable. Atkins often goes off on tangents not directly related to the battle, but always interesting. He also delves into the people behind the battle, with accounts of their lives and personalities.
Best of all he includes lots of period accounts and quotes. Nothing beats hearing about history from someone who was actually there. He also provides accounts of the aftermath of the battle and following storm, both in England and on the Continent.