Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras
With fascinating insight into everyday conditions at sea in the years of the great French wars, this unique and authoritative book covers more than 1,500 natural shipping disasters from the years 1793 to 1815. The day-to-day accidents of marine life are included, as well as major disasters, and the work provides an unusual perspective on the life of the seaman and the perils of seafaring in the age of sail.
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The Era of the Peace
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