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

Viking, 2006 - Broj stranica: 534
A brutal, action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War by the author of the bestselling Nelson’s Trafalgar

Roy Adkins (with his wife Lesley) returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleon’s seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, Adkins draws on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor’s life—shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war.

The War for All the Oceansis epic narrative history sure to appeal to fans of Patrick O’Brian and C. S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.

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The War for All the Oceans covers all major, and some less well known, naval actions from the latter part of the revolutionary war, to the end of the Napoleonic. As is always the case with the Adkins ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

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A must for all fans of Patrick O'Brian. A very interesting, easy to read history of Britain's navel power in the 18th and 19th centuries. Provides a great overview of the times. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju


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Roy Adkinsis a historian and archaeologist. He is the author of the bestselling Nelson’s Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World.
Lesley Adkinsis a historian, archaeologist, and author of Empires of the Plain.

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