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The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterlooby Roy Adkins
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A brutal, action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War by the author of the bestselling Nelsons Trafalgar
Roy Adkins (with his wife Lesley) returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleons seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, Adkins draws on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailors lifeshipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war.
The War for All the Oceans is epic narrative history sure to appeal to fans of Patrick OBrian and C. S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.
The bestselling authors of "Nelsons Trafalgar" return to the Napoleonic War in this epic narrative of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleons seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. 16-page b&w photo insert.
As he did with his much lauded Nelson?s Trafalgar, Roy Adkins (now writing with wife Lesley) again thrusts readers into the perils and thrills of early-nineteenth-century warfare. From its very first page, this is an adventure story?a superb account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon?s seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with the United States. Providing a ringside seat to the decisive battles, as well as detailed and vivid portraits of sailors and commanders, press-gangs, prostitutes, and spies, The War for All the Oceans is ?a rollicking, patriotic account of the Napoleonic wars that will go down well with Master and Commander fans? (The Telegraph).
About the Author
Roy Adkins and L esl ey Adkins are both historians and archaeologists and fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London. They are the authors of several works of history.
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