myArmoury.com Bookstore

The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649­-1815
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649­-1815
by N. A. M. Rodger

List Price: $21.95

This book is on 1 myArmoury member list

Average myArmoury rating:  (1 vote)

Edition: Paperback

Other editions available: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

41 third-party copies available from: $3.99   (As of Jul 26, 07:37 AM)

View Details on Amazon.com


Other items of interest:
The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660-1649
The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
The Line Upon a Wind: The Great War at Sea, 1793-1815
The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery



Product Description:

An Economist Best Book of 2004: "Destined to remain the reference on the subject for the coming generations."—U.S. Naval Institute

The Command of the Ocean describes with unprecedented authority and scholarship the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and government. Based on the author's own research in a dozen languages over more than a decade, it describes not just battles, voyages, and cruises but also how the Navy was manned, supplied, fed, and, above all, how it was financed and directed.

N. A. M. Rodger provides convincing reassessments of such famous figures as Pepys, Hawke, Howe, and St. Vincent. The very particular and distinct qualities of Nelson and Collingwood are illuminatingly contrasted, and the world of officers and men who make up the originals of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower is brilliantly brought to life. Rodger's comparative view of other navies—French, Dutch, Spanish, and American—allows him to make a fresh assessment of the qualities of the British. 24 pages of illustrations





Product Details/Specifications:

Authors:
N. A. M. Rodger

Recording label: W. W. Norton & Company
Publishers:
W. W. Norton & Company

Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
EAN: 9780393328479
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9780393328479
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 976
Publication date: 2006-05-17
Language: English (Unknown)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Published)

Data cached: Jul 26, 2014 07:37 AM (GMT -8 hours)







Copyright © 2003-2013 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Trademarks used within the store are the property of their respective owners. Product details copyright Amazon.com