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: 560
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A brutal, action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War by the author of the bestselling Nelson’s Trafalgar and co-author of the forthcoming Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History (March 2018)

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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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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Title Page
ONE GATEWAY TO INDIA
TWO BATTLE OF THE NILE
THREE SIEGE OF ACRE
FOUR FROM NAPLES TO COPENHAGEN
FIVE WAR AND PEACE
SIX HOT PRESS
SEVEN INVASION FLEET
FOURTEEN DISASTER
FIFTEEN PRISONERS AND PRIVATEERS
SIXTEEN THE HAND OF PROVIDENCE
SEVENTEEN TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
EIGHTEEN THE GREAT MISTAKE
NINETEEN UP THE CHESAPEAKE
TWENTY STARSPANGLED BANNER
TWENTYONE SWANSONG

EIGHT TURNING POINT
NINE IN EVERY
TEN CONFLICT AND COMMERCE
ELEVEN THE SEA WOLF
TWELVE BY LAND AND
THIRTEEN THE GRAND EXPEDITION
TWENTYTWO THE TURN OF FORTUNES WHEEL
NOTES
SELECTED READING
INDEX
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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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