Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 (Hardback)
  • Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 (Hardback)
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Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 06/09/2007
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By 1809, the Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's Navy and the French fleet. At stake was Britain's commercial lifeline to India - and its strategic capacity to wage war in Europe. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. "Storm and Conquest" brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women and children caught at sea in hurricanes, sharing a need to make a career, a fortune, or a marriage - in places at once magnificent and terrifying. The drama of Stephen Taylor's masterful narrative is irresistible. He provides a meticulously researched, searing portrait of the British captains whose zeal and ambition was such that they would rather die than capitulate.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571224654
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 239 x 160 x 34 mm
Edition: Main

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