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Riassunto: The extraordinary emergence of smuggling during the 18th and 19th century forms much of the history of the coastline of the British Isles, and the traditional image of the fisherman-cum-smuggler has intrigued historians and fiction-writers alike for decades. But how accurate is this traditional picture of the smuggler? In this fascinating history, maritime historian Richard Platt explores the captivating story of smuggling in 18th and 19th-century Britain, when high taxes led to a dramatic increase in illegal imports. As the "free trade" grew, smugglers openly landed contraband in full view of the customs authorities: columns of heavily-armed thugs protected the cargoes. Documenting every aspect of the smuggling industry, from the practical problems of stowing contraband and getting it to its final destination to the legendary hiding places and caves used to conceal goods until their sale, this compelling book will intrigue all those with an interest in the sea and its history, and shows how a small-scale trade that enjoyed widespread popular support grew into a vast and violent industry.
L'autore: Richard Platt is a maritime historian who has written over 60 books. He has appeared in a Meridian TV series on smuggling, and on BBC's 'Inspirational Britain', as well as taking part in BBC radio's 'Kaleidoscope' and 'Word of Mouth'. More recently, he worked as a costume consultant for the Disney feature film 'Pirates of the Caribbean II'. He lives with his wife in Kent.
Titolo: Smuggling in the British Isles: A History
Casa editrice: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
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 GOR003307335
Descrizione libro Tempus, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. a history. illustrated. Codice libro della libreria 016881
Descrizione libro Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2007. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice libro della libreria 9780752442495-3
Descrizione libro Tempus Publishing., Stroud,Gloucestershire, U.K., 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. Tells the story of the extraordinary emergence of smuggling in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries along the coastline of the British Isles.History comes alive in this vividly written story by maritime specialist Richard Platt. BOOK DETAILS: In pristine condition with little evidence of wear. Inside the pages are crisp, clean & white with no obvious indication of use. The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The boards are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear.The lettering on the spine is clear and bright.The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows only minor shelf-wear.No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). Book is in 'as new' (mint) unread condition. Both the book and the wrapper are immaculate.A very attractive/desirable copy. Illustrated. 223pp. (incl. index). The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 490g. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed, will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 6621