[PW] Pierre Charles Villeneuve bio

Michael Strahan mstrahan at nmu.edu
Mon Sep 24 11:45:34 PDT 2018


I was a member for years of the former Stumpers-L, so I appreciate that
assistance from colleagues like yourself are still provided.

I have forwarded your suggestion to our student.

Thank you!


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On Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 5:14 PM T.F. Mills <phasco at earthlink.net> wrote:

> On 17 Sep 2018 at 23:40, Michael Strahan wrote:
> > I have an English grad student beginning to research her thesis about
> Vice
> > Admiral Pierre Charles Villeneuve.
> >
> > Specifically, she is seeking biographical information.
> I note that the French and English Wikipedia entries are almost identical,
> with not much in the
> way of biographical sources.
> I don'f have a copy at hand, but shortly after its appearance (1959 in the
> UK and 1960 in the
> US), I read Dudley Pope's "Decision at Trafalgar" ("England Expects" is
> Brit title) and was
> very impressed with the research, background presentation, etc. (But then
> I was young and
> more easily impressed.)  It is in print and easy to find, so I would check
> it for footnotes
> pointing to sources on Villeneuve.  Villeneuve's name as a tragic
> character has stuck with me
> all these decades from reading that book, which is why I think there might
> be something
> useful in there.
> T.F. Mills
> (Colorado, USA)

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