The wooden world: an anatomy of the Georgian navy

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Collins, 1986 - Transportation - 445 pages
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From the award-winning naval scholar N. A. M. Rodger comes the most revealing account yet of the mighty Georgian navy and British naval society of the eighteenth century. Meticulously researched, Rodger's portrait draws the reader into this fascinatingly complex world with vivid, entertaining characters and full details of life below the decks. The Wooden World provides the most complete history of a navy at any age, and is sure to be an indispensable volume for all fans of Patrick O'Brian, English history, and naval history.

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Review: The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

I'm just half way into it, but gonna finish this initial review now. This is not some swashbuckling beach read, it's a deep historical dive with lots of detail. Here's an interesting excerpt: "..the ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Bird - Goodreads

I thought this might be interesting. Instead I came away from it vastly impressed, and having learned a great deal. I particularly remember how, after years of studying patronage in the ancient world ... Read full review


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