The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare

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Penguin, 1990 - History - 353 pages
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Military historian John Keegan's gripping history of naval warfare's evolution.

In The Price of Admirality, leading military historian John 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.

"The best military historian of our generation."--Tom Clancy

"The Price of Admirality stands alongside Mr. Keegan's earlier works in its power to impart both the big and little pictures of war."--The New York Times

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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

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Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934-2012), 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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