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The command of the ocean : a naval history of Britain 1649-1815

Author: N A M Rodger; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the beginning of the 19th century Britain's Navy was the most powerful in the world and ruled the waves. This text charts the nation's rise to mastery of the ocean. It tells the story not just of the great voyages and battles, but also describes how ordinary men and women lived and worked at sea.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Naval history
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Rodger, N.A.M., 1949-
Command of the ocean
(OCoLC)70229852
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N A M Rodger; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780141915906 0141915900
OCLC Number: 1004979689
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (lxv, 907 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: N.A.M. Rodger.

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Describes 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. This work describes not just battles, voyages and  Read more...

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