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Title: To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World. (Inscribed)
Description: Toronto, HarperCollins. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0060534249) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 648 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Inscribed by author on half-title page: To ... thanks for your service and very best wishes, Arthur Herman. Maps. "This is the story of how the British Navy came to dominate and shape modern history. It is the story of an institution built around a tradition of heroism, in which courage in battle and bravery in death were a byword, from Nelson's death at Trafalgar to Commander Robert Scott's death in the icy wastes of Antarctica. It is also the story of a military force very different from any other, with a cast of individual personalities and intellectual eminences, from Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook to Charles Darwin and Sir Winston Churchill. But above all, the Royal Navy is part of the story of how one nation rose to global dominance without precedent in history and without equal, even today. The Royal Navy enabled Great Britain to build an empire on which the sun literally did not set, encompassing one-fifth of the world's population. But it also facilitated trade and communication with every other part of the planet. Thanks to its navy, the British Empire became the first truly global community, bound together by law, language, and commerce - and by the 'hearts of oak' of British ships and sailors..This is an epic journey from the age of the Reformation to the age of computer warfare and special ops: a tale of tall ships and battleships and great battles at sea; of heroic sailors, admirals, and aviators, of violent conflict and personal tragedy." Very small dint at top edge of rear cover, tiny mark on top of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minoe edge wear, one soft crease at bottom of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: British Navy, Royal, Rn, Samuel Pepys, Nelson, Trafalgar, Robert Scott, Francis Drake, James Cook, Winston Churchill, Darwin, Trade, Communications, Empire, Ships, Sailors, Napoleonic Wars, Commerce, Battleships, Admirals, Admiralty, Anson, Cabot, D 00605

Price: US$ 30.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25957

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