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  - Jon Chapman - Goodreads

An absolutely fascinating book on several levels. As a social history of an important but little researched 18th century institution it contains a wealth of insight and detail. It also serves as a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Harry Cunningham - Goodreads

Fantastic account of the Georgian navy. A brilliantly compiled and written account of sea faring during this important stage of the navies history. Very readable. Read full review


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