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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (Hardback)
  • Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (Hardback)

Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 24/11/2009
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The year 1588 marked a turning point in our national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed us into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality - that the nation's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans. This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on earth; how the need to organise it laid the foundations of our civil service and our economy; and how it transformed our culture, our sense of national identity and our democracy. Re-issued in trade paperback format Brian Lavery's narrative explores the navy's rise over four centuries; a key factor in propelling Britain to its status as the most powerful nation on earth, and assesses the turning point of Jutland and the First World War. He creates a compelling read that is every bit as engaging as the TV series itself.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781844861095

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