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Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom: Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851
     

Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom: Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851

by Peter Padfield
 

In his deft and astute analysis of the factors that led Britain to global dominance in the nineteenth century, Padfield shows Naval history to be a major determinant and shaper of the modern world.
In the history of warfare at sea, no era can match the glory of the Nelson era, during which Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, in the Battle

Overview

In his deft and astute analysis of the factors that led Britain to global dominance in the nineteenth century, Padfield shows Naval history to be a major determinant and shaper of the modern world.
In the history of warfare at sea, no era can match the glory of the Nelson era, during which Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, in the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, and after which she was to find a new rival, the young United States, in the War of 1812. With keen insight into the geopolitical dynamics of the nineteenth century and thrilling mastery of narrative detail, Peter Padfield sets the reader on the gun deck amid the cannons, smoke, blood, and death and "offers naval campaigns and sea battles as vivid as anything you will find in Patrick O'Brian" (former secretary of the U.S. Navy John Lehman, The Wall Street Journal).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585677481
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.93(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Peter Padfield is wi trilogy includes Maritime Power and Maritime Supremacy, both published by Overlook. His work as a naval historian received the Mountbatten Maritime Prize.

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