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The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Naval Inst Pr
Publication date December 15, 2012
Pages 708
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781591143369
ISBN-10 1591143365
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.35 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Foreword by Admiral Sir John Woodward. When published in hardcover in 1997, this book was praised for providing an engrossing education not only in naval strategy and tactics but in Victorian social attitudes and the influence of character on history. In juxtaposing an operational with a cultural theme, the author comes closer than any historian yet to explaining what was behind the often described operations of this famous 1916 battle at Jutland. Although the British fleet was victorious over the Germans, the cost in ships and men was high, and debates have raged within British naval circles ever since about why the Royal Navy was unable to take advantage of the situation. In this book Andrew Gordon focuses on what he calls a fault-line between two incompatible styles of tactical leadership within the Royal Navy and different understandings of the rules of the games.

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Hardcover
from Naval Inst Pr (March 1, 1997)
9781557507181 | details & prices | 708 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $49.95
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Naval Inst Pr (December 15, 2012)
9781591143369 | details & prices | 708 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Foreword by Admiral Sir John Woodward.
from John Murray Pubs Ltd (May 23, 2005)
9780719561313 | details & prices | 720 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $22.95
About: A fascinating exploration of a devastating conflict in command styles during the Battle of Jutland When hundreds of warships belonging to the two most powerful fleets in the world clashed off the coast of Denmark in 1916, the encounter had the potential to reshape the political map forever.

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