I would like to suggest a novel by my good golf buddy Don Tortorice whose latest book came out this month. It's a 50-years-in-the-making novel about Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB who was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.
I, Horatio, the novel, is the first presentation of the
life of Horatio Nelson to be narrated in the first person, a
recounting of his life in his own words. After a sort of slow
start it becomes compelling after only a few chapters.
Don served in the U.S. Navy for five years, including as a swift
boat skipper in Vietnam. For more than two decades he was a
partner in an international law firm headquartered in
Philadelphia, and worked for 13 years as a law professor at
William and Mary.
It can be viewed at www.ihoratiothenovel.com
as a hardback, paperback, or (cheap) eBook.