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
Author: Roy A. Adkins
Language English
Pages: 560
ISBN10: 0670038644
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
ISBN13: 9780670038640
Published: August 16th 2007 by Viking Adult

A brutal, action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War by the author of the bestselling Nelson's Trafalgar Roy Adkins (with his wife Lesley) returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleon's seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, Adkins draws on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life, shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. The War for All the Oceans is epic narrative history sure to appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.

S.

Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.