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Maritime Power & the Struggle for Freedom: Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Overlook Pr
Publication date March 1, 2006
Pages 451
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781585677481
ISBN-10 1585677485
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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The Mountbatten Maritime Prize-winning author of Maritime Supremacy provides a dramatic description of historical naval warfare combined with an analysis of the causes of victory, offering insight into how sea powers often prevailed over land-based empires. Reprint.
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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).

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from Overlook Pr (February 3, 2005)
9781585675890 | details & prices | 451 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Provides a description of historical naval warfare combined with an analysis of the causes of victory, offering insight into how sea powers often prevailed over land-based empires.
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Reprint edition from Overlook Pr (March 1, 2006); titled "Maritime Power & the Struggle for Freedom: Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851"
9781585677481 | details & prices | 451 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The Mountbatten Maritime Prize-winning author of Maritime Supremacy provides a dramatic description of historical naval warfare combined with an analysis of the causes of victory, offering insight into how sea powers often prevailed over land-based empires.

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