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Title:
The command of the ocean : a naval history of Britain, 1649-1815
Author:
Rodger, N. A. M., 1949-
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Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton, 2005.

©2004
Physical Description:
xxix, 907 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A mountain of iron: operations 1649-1654 -- Cromwell's hooves: operations 1654-1659 -- A looking-glass of calamity: administration 1649-1660 -- The melody of experienced saints: social history 1649-1660 -- Terrible, obstinate and bloody battle: operations 1660-1668 -- Protestant liberty: operations 1668-1687 -- Amazement and discontent: administration 1660-1688 -- Learning and doing and suffering: social history 1660-1688 -- Mad proceedings: operations 1688-1692 -- Notorious and treacherous mismanagement: operations 1693-1700 -- An additional empire: operations 1701-1714 -- Strive and envy: administration 1689-1714 -- Our mob: social history 1689-1714 -- Great frigates: ships 1649-1714 -- Pride and prejudice: operations 1715-1744 -- A strong squadron in soundings: operations 1744-1748 -- A scandal to the Navy: operations 1749-1758 -- Myths made real: operations 1758-1763 -- The great wheels of commerce and war: administration 1715-1763 -- Disagreeable necessities: social history 1715-1763 -- The battle of the legislature: operations 1763-1779 -- Distant waters: operations 1780-1783 -- The British lion has claws: operations 1784-1792 -- Plans of improvement: administration 1763-1792 -- A golden chain or a wooden leg: social history 1763-1792: officers -- Dividing and quartering: social history 1763-1792: men and manning -- Science versus technology: ships 1714-1815 -- Order and anarchy: operations 1793-1979 -- Infinite honour: social history 1783-1802: men and manning -- The second coalition: operations 1797-1801 -- A great and virtuous character: administration 1793-1815 -- A thinking set of people: social history 1803-1815: men and manning -- Honour and salt beef: social history 1793-1815: officers -- Gain and loss: operations 1803-1805 -- A continental system: operations 1806-1811 -- No greater oblgations: operations 1812-1815 -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Chronology -- Appendix 2. Ships -- Appendix 3. Fleets -- Appendix 4. Rates of pay -- Appendix 5. Admirals and officials -- Appendix 6. Manpower -- Appendix 7. Naval finance.
ISBN:
9780393060508
Format :
Book