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PADFIELD, Peter. Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom : Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851. Woodstock, NY : The Overlook Press, (2003). First US Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xii,-451,(1), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue paper spine with cream paper-covered boards, silver titles to spine. A follow-up to the 2000 "Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind" which covered naval power tothe end of the American Revolutionary War. "In the history of warfare at s ea, no era can match the glory of the Nelson era, during which Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, in the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, and after which she was to find a new rival, the young United States, in the War of 1812. Padfield sets the reader on the gun deck, amid the cannons, smoke, blood, and death and 'offers naval campaigns and sea battles as vivid as anything you will find in Patrick O'Brian'." - from the dustjacket.Contents: 1. The French Revolution, 1789; 2. The Terror, 1793; 3. The Glorious First of June, 1794; 4. St Vincent, 1797; 5. Camperdown, 1797; 6. The Nile, 1798; 7. Copenhagen, 1801; 8. Warriors and Merchants; 9. Bonaparte's Army of England, 1803; 10. Trafalgar, 1805; 11. The Empire of the Oceans; 12. The Continental Blockade; 13. The American War, 1812; 14. Lake Erie and Plattsburg Bay, 1813-1814; 15. Napoleon's Nemesis; 16. The Sceptre ofthe World. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom : Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY, 2003, ISBN:158567589x:
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