The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy (Paperback)

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From the award-winning naval scholar N. A. M. Rodger comes the most revealing account yet of the mighty Georgian navy and British naval society of the eighteenth century.

Meticulously researched, Rodger's portrait draws the reader into this fascinatingly complex world with vivid, entertaining characters and full details of life below the decks. The Wooden World provides the most complete history of a navy at any age, and is sure to be an indispensable volume for all fans of Patrick O'Brian, English history, and naval history.

About the Author

N. A. M. Rodger is professor of naval history at Exeter University and a fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of The Wooden World and the highly acclaimed volumes of his naval history of Britain, The Safeguard of the Sea and The Command of the Ocean. He lives in England.

Praise For…

[Rodger] provides the reader with the most authoritative and enjoyable text on the subject that can be imagined.
— Patrick O'Brian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393314694
ISBN-10: 0393314693
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: July 17th, 1996
Pages: 456
Language: English