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Brian Lavery - Empire of The Seas (2nd Hand Hardback)

£5.95
SKU B001985
  • Format : Larger, Full Colour, Glossy 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Transportation
  • Published : 2009 (Conway / BBC - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781844861095
  • SKU : B001985
  • PPC : SP1500gm
  • RRP : £20
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Published in conjunction with the BBC Series of the same name presented by Dan Snow.

The year 1588 marked a turning point in England's national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed England into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality . . . that Britain's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans.

This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on earth; how the need to organise it laid the foundations of our civil service and our economy; and how it transformed our culture, our sense of national identity and our democracy.

Brian Lavery's narrative explores the navy's rise over four centuries; a key factor in propelling Britain to its status as the most powerful nation on earth, and assesses the turning point of Jutland and the First World War.

This new book, a tie-in to a major BBC TV series presented by Dan Snow, is written by one of the nation's foremost naval historians, and tells the story of how the Royal Navy shaped the politics, culture and economy of Britain, leaving its imprint on everything from our landscape, to our democracy and even our very identity.

At its peak, it became the driving force behind the spread of a system of values which would change the world forever. And then it lost it all.

He creates a compelling read that is every bit as engaging as the TV series itself.

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