No of pages: 512
Other Editions: Hardback
Why for centuries was the British Navy the most successful organisation in the world? What does it take to lead such a force?
Britain achieved unparalleled global pre-eminence through one critical advantage - her naval power. While other nations looked to armies for their security, Britain looked to the sea and for over three hundred years the Royal Navy dominated the ocean.
Andrew Lambert, described as ‘one of the most eminent naval historians of our age’ by Amanda Foreman, celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. From the Armada to the Napoleonic Wars to the Second World War, he follows the careers of eleven men who created, refined, and reconfigured the art of the admiral. Through their lives and battles, Admirals charts the evolution of naval command over four centuries, while proving that maritime power is a vital and living element of modern Britain.
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