The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

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Penguin, 29. srp 2008. - Broj stranica: 534
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As he did with his much lauded Nelson?s Trafalgar, Roy Adkins (now writing with wife Lesley) again thrusts readers into the perils and thrills of early-nineteenth-century warfare. From its very first page, this is an adventure story?a superb account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon?s seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with the United States. Providing a ringside seat to the decisive battles, as well as detailed and vivid portraits of sailors and commanders, press-gangs, prostitutes, and spies, The War for All the Oceans is ?a rollicking, patriotic account of the Napoleonic wars that will go down well with Master and Commander fans? (The Telegraph).

  

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Review: The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Christina Dudley - Goodreads

The length of time I worked on this book should not reflect on how interesting and sometimes thrilling I found it. If you love the Napoleonic Era and the Royal Navy or even Horatio Hornblower, give this exhaustive history a go. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

Review: The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Adam Robinson - Goodreads

I'm a fan of history books. But this one was only so so. While there's a loose narrative following the Napoleonic wars, the author doesn't do a great job of really showing you that structure. And then ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

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WITH CANNON AND CUTLASS
xxi
GATEWAY TO INDIA
1
BATTLE OF THE NILE
20
SIEGE OF ACRE
39
FROM NAPLES TO COPENHAGEN
60
WAR AND PEACE
82
HOT PRESS
103
INVASION FLEET
125
BY LAND AND SEA
243
THE GRAND EXPEDITION
269
DISASTER
293
PRISONERS AND PRIVATEERS
315
THE HAND OF PROVIDENCE
334
TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
356
THE GREAT MISTAKE
372
UP THE CHESAPEAKE
396

TURNING POINT
150
IN EVERY SEA
172
CONFLICT AND COMMERCE
198
THE SEA WOLF
220
STARSPANGLED BANNER
419
SWANSONG
444
THE TURN OF FORTUNES WHEEL
463
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O autoru (2008)

Roy Adkins is a historian and archaeologist. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London. His previous books include The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Dictionary of Roman Religion, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome.

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