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Riassunto: It is hard today to envisage the era when the Royal Navy ruled the seas, its cruisers and gunboats policing Britain's worldwide empire and trade, its battlefleet providing the force behind Britain's global power. It was a legendary service carrying an aura of invincibility from its victorious history culminating in Trafalgar even as its ships changed out of all recognition in response to the industrial age, Nelson's 'wooden walls' giving way to steel battleships, destroyers and submarines.
Peter Padfield describes this wholesale transformation and brings the lives of officers and men and the tasks they undertook vividly to the page. This classic account of a uniquely splendid service remains unsurpassed.
“The book is a must for anyone seeking to understand the eminence and the decline of British global power.”
“This highly informative and lavishly illustrated volume by a naval historian who is also an experienced sailor describes the Navy’s many tasks and explores the lives and attitudes of the officers and men of a uniquely powerful force.”
The Sunday Telegraph
“Padfield’s book, first published in 1981, and still unsurpassed, shows how the Admiralty maintained supremacy by abandoning tradition. In effect, his book, for all its salty description of Jack Tars scurrying up to the top-gallants, describes a revolution.”
About the Author: Peter Padfield is a leading naval historian and biographer. He trained for the sea as a cadet in H.M.S. Worcester, subsequently serving in the P & O Line. His biography of the U-boat admiral, Karl Dönitz, led him to a portrayal of submarine warfare in War Beneath the Sea, and to biographies of other leading Nazis, Heinrich Himmler and Rudolf Hess. His Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom won the Mountbatten Maritime Prize, 2003.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul Books, 1981. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP46224270
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR005847377
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Pau, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. HB + DW, 246 pages, in VG + VG condition. The dustwrapper has previously been protected which has resulted in brown tape marks on the endpapers. Codice libro della libreria 61002
Descrizione libro RKP, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. the victorian and edwardian navy. price clipped. with small previous owner's bookplate. Codice libro della libreria 017424
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, GB, 1981. Hardback. Condizione libro: nrFine. Condizione sovraccoperta: nrFine DW. 1st Edition. Book and dustwrapper/dustjacket are in nearly fine condition with only slightest signs of wear and/or age. In a loose polythene protector. Codice libro della libreria kb628.977
Descrizione libro 1981. 100 Illus. 246 Pages. 15 x 23cms. V/G in D/W Victorian & Edwardian Navy - Study with emphasis on the human aspect of the Service. Lives & Attitudes of Officers, men, ships, expeditons abroad, Navy at war, background to the legend. Index. Notes of source. Codice libro della libreria 10506
Descrizione libro Routledge Kegan Paul, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardback First Edition in Fine condition with a Near Fine dustwrapper; 246 pages with b/w illustrations and photographs in the text. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Codice libro della libreria 003309
Descrizione libro London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981., 1981. 1st Ed., H/B dark blue cloth bds with gold lettering on spine, Fine, v. sl. discol. at btm of spine, unclipped d/w, VG+, minor furling at top and sl. creasing, contents fine and tight illust. in b/w throughout. The Royal Navy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries accumulated many legends. This book sets down the reality of these legends in the words of those who served. For example how an expedition was mounted to punish an African tribe, what a sailor was paid and how he was disciplined, what he ate etc. It penetrates beneath the legend describing each of the navy's tasks and illustrating the lives and attitudes of both officers and the men of this superbly arrogant force. Codice libro della libreria 1436
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul., 1981. Condizione libro: Very Good. Hard Cover. Book- VG. Dj- VG. 9.5x6.5. 246pp. Profuse b/w illus. Codice libro della libreria 1881175
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good +. First. 246 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper; faint foxing and a crease to front flap. Blue boards clean and square with bright gilt lettering to spine. Some foxing to upper and fore-edges of text block. Prev. owner's details tidily inked to front pastedown. Illustrated with b/w drawings, photos, diagrams. Codice libro della libreria 003819