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 | 560 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: 587,938

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The bestselling authors of Nelsons Trafalgar return to the Napoleonic War in this epic narrative of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleons seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. 16-page b&w photo insert.

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