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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Empire of the Deep
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 568 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753829202
    ISBN 10: 0753829207
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, JWF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC23: 359.00941
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, JWCK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    11 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in 1980, Ben Wilson's first book was published when he was just 24, and he is one of our most acclaimed young historians. He lives in Suffolk.