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08-11-2012, 22:34
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Command of the Ocean Author:
N. A. M. Rodgers ISBN:
0-393-06050-0 Category:
History Format:
Paperback Summary:
This book gives the history of the British Navy from 1649 to 1815. With over 900 pages this work covers a lot of history. While the book has quite few maps, illustrations, and lists, it is predominately text and is a serious history book, not a picture book. As it does not go into great detail on individual ship actions, as it appearantly would be impossible to do so with the extensive time period it covers, you would do better to turn to other books that cover shorter periods and set out to give the details on ships and battles if that is your interest. Overall, it is an excellent book if you want to read how the British Navy grew into the most dominant navy in the world.