The Line Upon a Wind: An Intimate History of the Last and Greatest War Fought at Sea Under Sail: 1793-1815
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Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.05" long x 1.85" tall
An Intimate History of the Last and Greatest War Fought at Sea Under Sail: 17931815. Following his acclaimed Frontiers, Noel Mostert's new book chronicles the first true "world war." In February 1793, France declared war on Britain and Holland. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars that raged for the next twenty-two years saw European powers manoeuvering for mercantile and political advantage in a complex and ever-changing web of alliances and coalitions. By 1815, the world was a different place; age-old certainties were shattered, established dynasties and kingdoms overthrown, the United States emerged as a world power, and a new age was dawning. This was to be the longest, hardest and More...
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