The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo


By (author) Roy Adkins, By (author) Lesley Adkins

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 34mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143113925
  • ISBN 13: 9780143113928
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 581,001

Product description

As he did with his much lauded "Nelson's Trafalgar," Roy Adkins (now writing with wife Lesley) again thrusts readers into the perils and thrills of early-nineteenth-century warfare. From its very first page, this is an adventure story?a superb account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with the United States. Providing a ringside seat to the decisive battles, as well as detailed and vivid portraits of sailors and commanders, press-gangs, prostitutes, and spies, "The War for All the Oceans" is ?a rollicking, patriotic account of the Napoleonic wars that will go down well with "Master and Commander" fans? ("The Telegraph").

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Author information

Roy Adkins is a historian and archaeologist. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London. His previous books include The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Dictionary of Roman Religion, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome.

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A drama of blazing ships and broadsides and the awesome power of the elements "The Sunday Times" (London) Sumptuous storytelling . . . This real-life action will delight fans of fictional heroes from the same war. "Kirkus Reviews"