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Broadsides By Nathan Miller

Broadsides
by Nathan Miller

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The first full-scale popularly written one-volume history of the age of fighting sail, 1775-1815, the most popular and interesting era of the sailing age. Now available in paperback.
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Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815 by Nathan Miller

Praise for BROADSIDES "Pace the pitching black deck with a sleepless Admiral Nelson the night before battle bestows eternal rest and peerless immortality upon him; envision with Mahan the storm-tossed and ever-watchful ships-of-the-line that kept England secure from invasion; wonder in awe at Collingwood's dedication in working himself to death after Trafalgar elevated him to primary responsibility for England's imperial safety in the Mediterranean. All of this and more awaits the reader who will sail through these pages, every one of which is etched with the indelible expertise and boundless enthusiasm of Nathan Miller, master of naval history."--Kenneth J. Hagan, Professor of History and Museum Director Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy, Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College "This is not just inspired naval history--the personal lives of the seafarers themselves, from cabin boy to admiral, are given generous treatment."--The Times (London) "A wealth of detail...Descriptions of dreadful living conditions aboard cramped wooden vessels give way to bloody decks after close combat...A solid introduction to a turbulent era at sea." --Publishers Weekly "[As] a companion to the popular nautical novels of C. S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian--it succeeds brilliantly."--Daily Telegraph (London) "The descriptions of the great sea commanders and their battles display all the craft of the gifted writer...Read Broadsides for enjoyment as a well-informed, action-packed naval narrative."--The Christ Church Press

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About Nathan Miller


NATHAN MILLER is the author of thirteen books, including the critically acclaimed Theodore Roosevelt: A Life and War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II. He has been nominated five times for the Pulitzer Prize in history and biography, and his books have been assigned reading at the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Naval War College, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents


Preface. Prologue. "Attack, Take, or Destroy". Uncombined Operations. Revolution Becomes World War. Sea Fights--Classic Style. "The World...Turned Upside Down". Sea Fight--New Style. "Heart of Oak". "To Glory We Steer". "Engage the Enemy Closer". "Nelson's Patent Bridge". "A Breeze at Spithead". Proud New Frigates. "A Band of Brothers". "Naples Is a Dangerous Place". Of Nelson and the North. "To the Shores of Tripoli". "...He Will Not Come by Water". The Long Watch. "England Expects..." "...The Beautiful Precision of Our Fire". Free Trade and Sailors' Rights. Tattered Ensigns. Epilogue. Appendix I: The Composition of the Royal Navy, 1793-1816. Appendix II: Nelson's Trafalgar Memorandum. Maps. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR003565055
Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815 by Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2001-09-10
400
0471078352
9780471078357
N/A
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