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The Resource Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield

Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield

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Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield
Title
Maritime power & the struggle for freedom
Title remainder
naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield
Statement of responsibility
Peter Padfield
Title variation
Maritime power and the struggle for freedom
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With Maritime Supremacy, naval historian Peter Padfield was acclaimed for bringing a fresh perspective to world history by looking at it through the lens of naval history, as no one had before. Now in the follow-up to that book, Maritime Power, Padfield combines the drama of battle with a trenchant analysis of the causes of victory, revealing the hidden constant of history whereby sea powers have, throughout the modern era, prevailed over land-based empires. In the history of warfare at sea, no era can match the glory of the Nelson era, during which Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, in the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, and after which she was to find a new rival, the young United States, in the War of 1812. Padfield sets the reader on the gun deck, amid the cannons, smoke, blood, and death and "offers naval campaigns and sea battles as vivid as anything you will find in Patrick O'Brian" (former secretary of the U.S. Navy, John Lehman, The Wall Street Journal). In his analysis of the factors that led Britain to global dominance in the nineteenth century, Padfield shows naval history to be a major determinant and shaper of the modern world
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322055
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DLC
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Padfield, Peter
Dewey number
909/.09821081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D215
LC item number
.P33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Naval history, Modern
  • Naval history, Modern
Target audience
adult
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naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851
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Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [431]-437) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The French Revolution, 1789 -- The Terror, 1793 -- The glorious first of June, 1794 -- St. Vincent, 1797 -- Camperdown, 1797 -- The Nile, 1798 -- Copenhagen, 1801 -- Warriors and merchants -- Bonaparte's Army of England, 1803 -- Trafalgar, 1805 -- The empire of the oceans -- The continental blockade -- The American War, 1812 -- Lake Eerie and Plattsburg Bay, 1813-1814 -- Napoleon's nemesis -- The sceptre of the world
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 451 pages
Isbn
9781585675890
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005040513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 57564842
  • (OCoLC)57564842
Label
Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [431]-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The French Revolution, 1789 -- The Terror, 1793 -- The glorious first of June, 1794 -- St. Vincent, 1797 -- Camperdown, 1797 -- The Nile, 1798 -- Copenhagen, 1801 -- Warriors and merchants -- Bonaparte's Army of England, 1803 -- Trafalgar, 1805 -- The empire of the oceans -- The continental blockade -- The American War, 1812 -- Lake Eerie and Plattsburg Bay, 1813-1814 -- Napoleon's nemesis -- The sceptre of the world
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 451 pages
Isbn
9781585675890
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005040513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 57564842
  • (OCoLC)57564842

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