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Storm and Conquest The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas 1809

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ISBN-10: 0393060470

ISBN-13: 9780393060478

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen Taylor

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This is history, not fiction; but the story is pure Patrick O'Brian, with special effects out ofThe Perfect Storm. The Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's navy and France. At stake was Britain's commercial lifeline to Indiaand its strategic capacity to wage war in Europe. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. In bringing home Bengali saltpeter for the Peninsular campaign with military and civilian passengers, Britain lost fourteen of her great Indiamen, either sunk or taken by enemy frigates. Many hundreds of lives were lost, and the East India Company was shaken to its foundations. The focus of these disasters, military…    
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Dramatis personae
Admiral Pellew's strategy
A petition from Bombay
General Macdowall's grievance
'Sir Henry Gwillim embarks ... and the Devil go with him'
'Not heard of again'
'A cabal in the maintop'
Justice at the Cape
'One of the most wicked places in the Universe'
Sir George Barlow draws his sword
'A perfect hurricane'
'The most terrible of deaths'
Pellew's revenge
Return to Ile de France
'A mongrel kind of gentleman'
'The enterprizing Captain Corbet'
Battle on Bourbon
Commodore Hamelin's cruise
Christmas at the India House
The Battle of Grand Port
'For shame, hoist the Colours again!'
A close run thing