The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

Author: Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Adkins, Roy (Roy A.).
War for all the oceans.
New York : Viking, 2007
(DLC) 2006101017
(OCoLC)76937476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins
OCLC Number: 894800908
Notes: Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2006.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2014. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Gateway to India --
Battle of the Nile --
Siege of Acre --
From Naples to Copenhagen --
War and peace --
Hot press --
Invasion fleet --
Turning point --
In every sea --
Conflict and commerce --
The sea wolf --
By land and sea --
The grand expedition --
Disaster --
Prisoners and privateers --
The hand of providence --
Triumph and tragedy --
The great mistake --
Up the Chesapeake --
Star-Spangled Banner --
Swansong --
The turn of fortune's wheel.
Responsibility: Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins.
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An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description.

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