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Rodger, N. A. M. 1949-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 287 publications in 3 languages and 5,391 library holdings
Genres: Naval history  History  Catalogs  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Registers (Lists)  Conference papers and proceedings  Archives  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, wpr, Other
Classifications: DA87, 359.00941
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Most widely held works by N. A. M Rodger
The command of the ocean : a naval history of Britain, 1649-1815 by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Command of the Ocean describes the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the British Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and its 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; how it was supplied with timber, hemp, and iron; how its men (and sometimes women) were fed; and above all how it was financed and directed. It was during the century and a half covered by this book that the successful organizing of these last three - victualing, money, and management - took the navy to the heart of the British state. It is the great achievement of The Command of the Ocean to show how completely integrated and mutually dependent Britain and its navy became." "N. A.M. Rodger provides reassessments of such famous figures as Pepys, Hawke, Howe, and St. Vincent. The particular and distinct qualities of Nelson and Collingwood are contrasted, and the world of the officers and men who made up the originals of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower is 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."--Jacket
The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain, 660-1649 by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the desperate early military campaigns against the Vikings to the defeat of the great Spanish Armada in the reign of Elizabeth I, this volume touches on some of the most colorful characters in British history, among them Sir Francis Drake ... [and] details on naval construction, logistics, health, diet, and weaponry."--Jacket
The wooden world : an anatomy of the Georgian Navy by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insatiable earl : a life of John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, 1718-1792 by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No historical figure of eighteenth century England has been more grossly misrepresented than the inventor of our favorite fast food. The Earl was a diplomat, parliamentary manager, traveler, and had a lifelong passion for music. The political analysis is subtle, original, and well argued. The intellectural and artistic background, and the human quality of the man whose life was blighted by the madness of a dearly loved wife, is brought before us
Naval records for genealogists by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended as a guide to the official records of the Royal Navy ... which are concerned wholly or largely with named individual officers or ratings."--Page 1
Naval power in the twentieth century( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a century since Mahan and his disciples taught the world that a battlefleet was indispensable to a great power. Great and not so great powers still keep powerful navies today, but we have no generally-accepted principles to explain why. In this book historians and naval officers from Britain, the United States and other countries study the use of naval power over a century, and ask what it is for, and what it can do. It will be essential reading for modern historians, policy-makers and strategists
The Naval miscellany( Book )

in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Admiralty by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Armada in the public records by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navies and armies : the Anglo-Dutch relationship in war and peace, 1688-1988( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naval records for genealogists by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended as a guide to the official records of the Royal Navy ... which are concerned wholly or largely with named individual officers or ratings."--Page 1
Essays in naval history, from medieval to modern by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles collected here (two appearing for the first time in English) cover a number of topics central to naval history and illustrate the author's contention that this is not only, or even chiefly, a distinct area of special study, but rather a central theme running through the history of England, and of the whole British Isles. Though the subjects and the styles vary a good deal, the studies are linked by a common approach and some common ideas. Hence many examine ways in which naval history has formed a key element in such subjects as intellectual, religious, administrative or medical history and explored the nature and meaning of sea power as a theme. At the same time naval history is a technical subject, which demands a willingness to understand warships - the most complex artefacts - and the structure of large and complex organisations. Detailed evidence about ships and weapons can build large conclusions, for example about late Anglo-Saxon government and military organisation, or about the nature of warfare at sea in the Renaissance era. While mostly written from the British point of view, several essays explicitly survey naval developments over a range of countries, and even the most narrowly focused are at least implicitly aware of the wider world of war at sea
Articles of war : the statutes which governed our fighting navies, 1661, 1749, and 1886 by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While naval warfare is one of the most popular subjects of research in The National Archives, readers are frequently frustrated in their search for information, and a high proportion of the relevant records are seldom consulted. This invaluable guide will help researchers both to understand The National Archive’s naval records and to locate the information they want, regardless of how much or little administrative history they know, or want to know. Ranging from the 13th century to the 1970s, the guide throws light on the naval and maritime history of Britain and its empire. Whether you want to locate Samuel Pepys as Secretary of the Admiralty or trace all material in The National Archives relating to the Battle of the Atlantic, this volume will help you in your search. The guide includes public records deposited outside The National Archives in the National Maritime Museum and the Post Office Archives. It also refers to some documents which have strayed from official custody and are now in the British Library, Cambridge University Library or the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and which are known to fill gaps in the records
The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters : Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942 by Andrew Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters tells the compelling story of how the Royal Navy secured the strategic space from Egypt in the west to Australasia in the East through the first half of World War II. It explains why this contribution, made while the Soviet Union’s fate remained in the balance and before American economic power took effect, was so critical. Without it the war would certainly have lasted longer and decisive victory might have proved impossible. After the protection of the Atlantic lifeline, this was surely the Royal Navy’s finest achievement." - publisher
A guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK by Randolph Cock( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naval miscellany by Navy Records Society (Great Britain)( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy and the sea : essays in honour of John B. Hattendorf by N. A. M Rodger( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a wide range of new research on many aspects of naval strategy in the early modern and modern periods. Among the themes covered are the problems of naval manpower, the nature of naval leadership and naval officers, intelligence, naval training and education, and strategic thinking and planning. The book is notable for giving extensive consideration to navies other than those of Britain, its empire and the United States. It explores a number of fascinating subjects including how financial difficulties frustrated the attempts by Louis XIV's ministers to build a strong navy; how the absence of centralised power in the Dutch Republic had important consequences for Dutch naval power; how Hitler's relationship with his admirals severely affected German naval strategy during the Second World War; and many more besides. The book is a Festschrift in honour of John B. Hattendorf, for more than thirty years Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the US Naval War College and an influential figure in naval affairs worldwide."--Back cover
The sea in history( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How important has the sea been in the development of human history? Very important indeed is the conclusion of this ground-breaking four-volume work. The books bring together the world's leading maritime historians, who address the question of what difference the sea has made in relation to around 250 situations ranging from the earliest times to the present. They consider, across the entire world, subjects related to human migration, trade, economic development, warfare, the building of political units including states and empires, the dissemination of ideas, culture and religion, and much more, showing how the sea was crucial to all these aspects of human development. Specific maritime subjects covered include shipbuilding, navigation, the exploitation of maritime resources, the social background of sailors and maritime communities, piracy, the financing and organisation of maritime endeavour, and many other subjects. Overall, the books represent an immense resource for all historians, providing concise overviews of virtually every subject in maritime history. "
The maritime history of Cornwall by Philip Payton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first study of its kind. The book explores the rich, complex maritime inheritance of Cornwall on a national and international scale, considering the importance of the different historical periods from the medieval to the twentieth century
 
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The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain, 660-1649
Alternative Names
Nicholas Rodger britischer Marinehistoriker

Nicholas Rodger British naval historian

Nicholas Rodger Brits militair historicus

Rodger, N. A. 1949-

Rodger, N.a.M.

Rodger, N. A. M. 1949-

Languages
English (210)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain, 660-1649The wooden world : an anatomy of the Georgian NavyNaval power in the twentieth centuryThe Naval miscellanyNaval records for genealogistsEssays in naval history, from medieval to modernA guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK