Download Epub Format Ä Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815 PDF by ò Nathan Miller

Download Epub Format Ä Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815 PDF by ò Nathan Miller Pace The Pitching Black Deck With A Sleepless Admiral Nelson The Night Before Battle Bestows Eternal Rest And Peerless Immortality Upon Him Envision With Mahan The Storm Tossed And Ever Watchful Ships Of The Line That Kept England Secure From Invasion Wonder In Awe At Collingwood S Dedication In Working Himself To Death After Trafalgar Elevated Him To Primary Responsibility For England S Imperial Safety In The Mediterranean All Of This And Awaits The Reader Who Will Sail Through These Pages, Every One Of Which Is Etched With The Indelible Expertise And Boundless Enthusiasm Of Nathan Miller, Master Of Naval History A quite complete, well researched history of the legends of fighting sail The important personalities are all covered as well as some interesting perspectives from the ordinary seaman and seawomen surprisingly Admiral Nelson figures prominently among the Englishmen covered in the book but there is no shortage of interesting characters from the early American Navy as well.
Tactics, technique, conditions aboard and personal stories all combine to make this a very interesting book that makes a good jumping off place to do research on and reading about your favorite Commanders and campaigns.
I listened to this book through Audible as an audio book unabridged European history from the point of view of the navies that dominated the seas at that time The difference with this book is that the focus is on naval operations, with other historical events as the back drop All the major sea actions are covered, but in the context of the American Revolution, the Seven Years War, the various Napoleonic Wars, the Quasi War never hear of it A war between the US and France shortly after they had saved our bacon in the Revolution Did you know that French ships were superior to British ships in design and manufacture How the British navy thwarted Napoleon s plans for world domination at every turn, starting with blocking his dreams of marching from Egypt to India and establishing a world wide empire with Nelson s first major triumph at Aboukir Bay the Battle of the Nile Curiously, the new n B.
Would you like to know everything about how naval warfare worked between 1785 and 1815 THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU Luckily, Miller is also able to write competently about the real human beings involved Especially Napoleon and Nelson The result is an excellent book on tactics and the human beings who somehow lived and fought on these horrible machines.
When I ordered this book based on a listopia recommendation I mistakenly believed it was an Age of Sail work of fiction To my happy surprise it s not a work of fiction but a rather nice history of the Age of Sail The book briefly chronicles all the major and not so major naval engagements occurring between 1775 and 1815 If there is a criticism to be made it is the book s brevity as well as its lack battle diagrams to accompany the author s descriptions Aside from these points the book is one I will hold to as it was enjoyable and informative.
A fantastic introduction to the litany of fighting sail with a good overview of its major players and events It s technical enough to inform the reader without being bogged down in detail The accounts of engagements are exciting, and you feel as if the characters develop and bloom throughout the book Highly recommended for an introduction to a fascinating age.
Broadsides The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775 1815 by Nathan Miller 2000 a bible for the fighting sail fan written by a the expert in history and synthesis of military sailing 1770 s 1812 s has pics, maps, bibliography, cool appendix of brit royal navy of 1793 1823, index of fair.
while using persons personalities like nelson, john jervis, de grasse, lord rodney, lord howe, john paul joneslord cochrane model for jack aubrey books , edward pellew horatio hornblower s mentor author also looks at specific battles and campaigns, and the political history of the various nations involved goes through the 22 year war of brits and france on sea, naval battles of usa revolution, barbary battles, naval battles of 1812.
Fascinating study of the age of fighting sail and the people involved.

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