The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy A. Adkins

The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy A. Adkins

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As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be fifteen years of bitter fighting. It was a war won at sea, and by the time of Waterloo Britain had gained control and possessed the foundations of her vast empire. Brought vividly to life through the words and stories of the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Taking in gallant duels, bloody battles between huge fleets, amphibious assaults, daring coastal raids, and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS.

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SKU GOR001810418
Title The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo
Author By (author) Roy A. Adkins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 560
ISBN 10 0349119163
ISBN 13 9780349119168
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be fifteen years of bitter fighting. It was a war won at sea, and by the time of Waterloo Britain had gained control and possessed the foundations of her vast empire. Brought vividly to life through the words and stories of the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Taking in gallant duels, bloody battles between huge fleets, amphibious assaults, daring coastal raids, and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001810418
Title The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo
Author By (author) Roy A. Adkins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 560
ISBN 10 0349119163
ISBN 13 9780349119168
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No