Tars: Life in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years War (Paperback)Tim Clayton (author)
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TARS is a gripping firsthand account of life in the Royal Navy at its bloodiest and most temptestuous phase, beginning in 1758. Through the lives of the main protagonists - a small band of sailors from across the ranks - TRAFALGAR author Tim Clayton paints a vivid picture of the navy and the era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of London to the political decisions that built up and knocked down empires.
In this death-or-glory era the navy became the main weapon of an aggressive and power-hungry government, and fighting at sea was carried out at ever-closer quarters and with ever-increasing amounts of firepower. Using never-before published first-person sources, TARS takes us through these men's daily struggles as Britain navigated her course on the political map.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 197 x 136 x 24 mm
engaging and original, Tars is an impressive book that deserves a wide readership. * International Journal of Maritime History *
'Ideal for fans of Patrick O'Brien' * Bookseller *
Excellent . . . comprehensively researched, vividly written and judiciously argued. Wonderfully detailed pen portraits . . . Much new material from French and Spanish sources gives a rounded picture . . . it is this perspective from both sides of the battle that makes the book so compelling. * Saul David, Daily Telegraph on TRAFALGAR *
A landmark book. * Observer on TRAFALGAR *
Vivid and compelling . . . an account of significant importance. * Naval Review on TRAFALGAR *