The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare

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Penguin, 1990 - History - 353 pages
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Keegan illuminates the history of naval combat by expertly dissecting 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 long and arduous Battle of the Atlantic.

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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  - Marks54 - Goodreads

John Keegan recently died. That is a great loss. I got into a stretch where I was reading a lot of him, often on audio since his books are so well written and easy to follow. Keegan combines balanced ... Read full review

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Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (19342012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature.

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