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    Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy (Hardback) By (author) Roy Adkins, By (author) Lesley Adkins

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    DescriptionThe Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked, while the officers became celebrities. JACK TAR gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Through personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts, the emotions and experiences of these people are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease, to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize money and prostitutes. JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at war.


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    Title
    Jack Tar
    Subtitle
    Life in Nelson's Navy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roy Adkins, By (author) Lesley Adkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 821 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408700549
    ISBN 10: 1408700549
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBTM, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JWT
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 359.12094109033
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    Section: 16, b/w photos
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown
    Publication date
    02 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roy and Lesley Adkins are archaeologists and writers. They are members of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and run their own independent archaeological consultancy from their base in South-West England. They have both written several books. Roy and Lesley Adkins are archaeologists and writers. They are members of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and run their own independent archaeological consultancy. They have both written several books.