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Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy (Paperback)Ben Wilson (author)
The bestselling complete history of the British Navy - our national story through a different prism.
The story of our navy is nothing less than the story of Britain, our culture and our empire. Much more than a parade of admirals and their battles, this is the story of how an insignificant island nation conquered the world's oceans to become its greatest trading empire. Yet, as Ben Wilson shows, there was nothing inevitable about this rise to maritime domination, nor was it ever an easy path.
EMPIRE OF THE DEEP: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY also reveals how our naval history has shaped us in more subtle and surprising ways - our language, culture, politics and national character all owe a great debt to this conquest of the seas. This is a gripping, fresh take on our national story.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 43 mm
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“Empire of the deep”
Subject of interest to me but not read yet but will be taking on holiday. This was part of a present.
“Coincise and far-reaching”
This is a naval history of Britain that scores at least a few good points!
One: It's accessible. It's one of those serious and competent works of history that manages to inform and be captivating at the same... More
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