The price of admiralty: the evolution of naval warfare

Front Cover
Viking, 1988 - History - 292 pages
11 Reviews
The author illuminates naval history, offering a brilliant dissection of four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: the Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the Battle of the Atlantic.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare from Trafalgar to Midway

User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

A bit slow in his overly-detailed way through Trafalgar. Pace picks up tremendously from Jutland and beyond. Basically "The Face of Battle" on the sea. If you liked one, you will like the other. Read full review

Review: The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare from Trafalgar to Midway

User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

various useful discussions here. one wonders, for instance, how major naval combats ever occurred at all in the Napoleonic era, considering the difficulty of actually crossing paths with another ship ... Read full review


Battle at Sea

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1988)

Military historian John Keegan was born in Clapham, England on May 15, 1934. After spending two years at Wimbledon College he began studying at Balliol College, Oxford in 1953. After graduation, he was employed for three years at London's American Embassy. He lectured in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 36 years beginning in 1960. During this time he additionally held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Vassar College. In 1997, he began working for the Daily Telegraph as a Defense Correspondent and then Defense Editor. He also contributes to the American website National Review Online. He has written numerous bestselling works of military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. His works include Barbarossa: Invasion of Russia, The Face of Battle, Who Was Who In World War II, The Second World War, and The American Civil War. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and he has also been knighted.

Bibliographic information