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  - Susan Paxton - Goodreads

An excellent and readable introduction to life in the Navy somewhat before the age of Nelson, and hence all the more welcome for it. Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
The Sea Service
15
Shipboard Life
37
Copyright

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