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The Line Upon a Wind: The Great War at Sea, 1793-1815

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In February 1793 France declared war on Britain, and for the next twenty-two years the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars raged. This was to be the longest, cruelest war ever fought at sea, comparable in scale only to the Second World War. New naval tactics were brought to bear, along with such unheard-of weapons as rockets, torpedoes, and submarines. The war on land saw the rise of the greatest soldier the world had ever known--Napoleon Buonaparte--whose vast ambition was thwarted by a genius he never met in person or in battle: Admiral Horatio Nelson.Noel Mostert's narrative ranges from the Mediterranean to the West Indies, Egypt to Scandinavia, showing how land versus sea was the key to the outcome of these wars. He provides details of ship construction, tactics, and life on board. Above all he shows us the extraordinary characters that were the raw material of Patrick O'Brian's and C. S. Forester's magnificent novels.

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The thrilling story of Britain's death-struggle with Revolutionary France, wherein Napoleon is checkmated by Nelson's brilliant naval exploits.

About the Author

Noel Mostert was the Montreal Star correspondent in New York and Europe during the 1950s and has since reported for different American magazines from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He lives in Tangiers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393066531
Author:
Mostert, Noel
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Naval operations.
Subject:
Seafaring life -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
World History-Napoleon
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 2.1 in 2.75 lb

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