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The Command Of The Ocean: A Naval History Of Britain, 1649-1815
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 1, 2005
Pages 907
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393060508
ISBN-10 0393060500
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 3.20 lbs.
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Original list price $45.00
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An account of England's rise to and status as a naval superpower from the mid-seventeenth century through the early 1800s offers insight into how the British Navy was manned, financed, and directed, documenting the contributions of such key figures as Pepys, Hawke, and St. Vincent while sharing comparative information about the period capabilities of rival nations. 10,000 first printing.
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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

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9780393060508 | details & prices | 907 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 3.20 lbs | List price $45.00
About: An account of England's rise to and status as a naval superpower from the mid-seventeenth century through the early 1800s offers insight into how the British Navy was manned, financed, and directed, documenting the contributions of such key figures as Pepys, Hawke, and St.
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (May 1, 2006); titled "Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815"
9780393328479 | details & prices | 907 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $21.95
About: An Economist Best Book of 2004: "Destined to remain the reference on the subject for the coming generations.

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