The Victory of Seapower: Winning the Napoleonic War, 1806-1814

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Chatham Pub., 1998 - History - 192 pages
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The victory at Trafalgar marked the beginning of nine years of expansion and domination by the Royal Navy right across the globe. This book charts the events of those years, including the Battle of San Domingo in 1806, the attack on Copenhagen in 1807 and the capture of the French base on Mauritius in 1810. Also covered is the Navy's crucial support of Wellington's army in the Peninsula War. Thematic sections of the book feature the skills of the seaman and the lives of prisoners of war. The prints and drawings collection of the National Maritime Museum is the source for the 300 contemporary illustrations.

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A large format book, with nice illustrations and some ship plans. The series is published by UK's National Maritime Museum, and it's not very pronounced in its views. Entertaining enough for a first ... Read full review


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Author and naval historian Richard Woodman was born in London in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at sixteen-years-old, which resulted in a 37 year nautical career. He won the Marine Society's Harmer Award in 1978. He retired in 1997 in order to write full time. He is mainly known for his Nathaniel Drinkwater series about a captain in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. He also writes the James Dunbar series and the William Kite trilogy, as well as numerous non-fiction works about 18th century and World War II history. He is a regular correspondent for the shipping newspaper Lloyd's List.

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