The price of admiralty: war at sea from man of war to submarine

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Hutchinson, 1988 - History - 292 pages
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User Review  - rsubber - LibraryThing

Finely detailed historical setting for modern naval warfare, including gripping descriptions of classic naval battles and informative treatment of the "dreadnought" races around the turn of the 20th century. Read full review

THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY: The Evolution of Naval War

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Keegan (The Mask of Command, 1987); Six Armies in Normandy, 1982; The Face of Battle, 1976; etc.) here offers a bravura appreciation of naval power down through the ages. In aid of his era-spanning ... Read full review


Battle at Sea I
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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. Following his graduation Keegan was employed for three years at London's American Embassy. Keegan 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 Keegan began working for the Daily Telegraph as a Defence Correspondent and then Defence Editor. He also contributes to the American website National Review Online. Keegan has written numerous bestselling works of military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. Among the topics treated are individual battles, strategy, the experience of the common soldier, and technological change in combat. Keegan 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.

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