The Sea Warriors

The Sea Warriors

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Extraordinary maritime heroes of the late 18th and early 19th centuries stride across these pages - some, like Warren, Pellew, Cochrane and Collingwood, are still renowned; others are almost unknown today, yet their brilliant exploits deserve to be pulled from under the long shadow of the greatest naval figure of all, Horatio Nelson. The Royal Navy's struggle is set against the political backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and the sea war with America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 28mm | 322.06g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1841195987
  • 9781841195988
  • 1,938,025

About Richard Woodman

Richard Woodman was born in London in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at 16 and has sailed in a variety of ships, serving from apprentice to captain. He remains a professional sailor and in 1978 won the Marine Society's Harmer Award. Richard Woodman served an apprenticeship in cargo-liners, qualified as a navigator and spent another eleven years at sea as a commander. His passion for the sea is reflected in his prolific output, which includes works of both fiction (the Nathaniel Drinkwater series) and non-fiction (recently, The Sea Warriors, published by Constable). Richard Woodman spent over 30 years at sea. His prolific output includes fiction (Nathaniel Drinkwater series) and non-fiction (recently, The Sea Warriors). Richard Woodman is best known for his Nathaniel Drinkwater series of historical naval novels. Born in London in 1944 Richard joined his first ship at the age of 16 and spent over 30 years at sea. Married with two adult children, he lives in Harwich.show more

Review quote

"- 'A superb Napoleonic War study, admirably written. It puts Patrick O 'Brian and Homblower in the shade. One of John Bayley's Books of the Year.' - Daily Telegraph - 'An enthralling story of the fighting captains and frigate warfare in the age of Nelson.' - Robert Harvey, author of Cochrane. - 'A marvellous book....shows where Patrick O' Brian and C. S Forster got all their stuff from, but is more exciting than either.' - Times Literary Supplement - 'Here the surging thrill of broadside battles under billowing sail is captured with narration that also presents a considerd assessment of the times, of the social, military and political factors that came so powerfully into play; would that all history books could be as arresting' - This Englandshow more

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2 12% (4)
1 3% (1)
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