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To rule the waves : how the British Navy shaped the modern world

Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Collins, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts how Britain's Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From its beginnings under Henry VIII and adventurers like John Hawkins and Francis Drake, the Royal Navy toppled one world economic system, built by Spain and Portugal after Columbus, and ushered in another--the one in which we still live today. Follows its historiy from the defeat of the Spanish Armada,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Herman
ISBN: 0060534249 9780060534240 0340734183 9780340734186
OCLC Number: 56812586
Description: xix, 648 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Incident at San Juan de Ulloa --
Beginnings --
Unknown Limits --
"Incomparable Empyre" --
The World Is Not Enough --
Armada: The Victory That Never Was --
Pirates --
Rock the Nations --
Mr. Pepys's Navy --
Revolution --
Going Global --
Divide and Conquer --
Close Encounters --
The Elephant and the Whale --
Victory at Sea --
Succession --
New World Order --
The Sun Never Sets --
Edge of Battle --
Armageddon-Again --
Into the Twilight --
Conclusion: Long Voyage Home.
Other Titles: How the British Navy shaped the modern world
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Presents an epic history of the Royal Navy, from the Spanish Armada onwards. This work tells the story of how it dominated the world and laid the foundation for the modern age.  Read more...

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'Arthur Herman manages to tell the extraordinary story of the Royal Navy and its impact on modern history in a single compelling volume. Herman has written a marvellous book.' -- Saul David, Daily Read more...

 
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