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To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.)

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To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy — of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Synopsis:

To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy — of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

About the Author

Arthur Herman is the author of How the Scots Invented the Modern World as well as The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy. He has been a professor of history at Georgetown University, Catholic University, George Mason University, and the University of the South.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060534257
Subtitle:
How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World
Author:
Herman, Arthur
Author:
by Arthur Herman
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20051025
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8.02x5.44x1.15 in. 1.18 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy — of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.
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