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Admirals is Andrew Lambert's riveting account of the men who made the British navy an astounding military power.
The true story of how Britain's maritime power helped gain this country unparalleled dominance of the world's economy, Admirals celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. Told through the lives and battles of eleven of our most remarkable admirals - men such as James II and Robert Blake - Andrew Lambert's book stretches from the Spanish Armada to the Second World War, culminating with the spirit which led Andrew Browne…mehr

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Admirals is Andrew Lambert's riveting account of the men who made the British navy an astounding military power.
The true story of how Britain's maritime power helped gain this country unparalleled dominance of the world's economy, Admirals celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. Told through the lives and battles of eleven of our most remarkable admirals - men such as James II and Robert Blake - Andrew Lambert's book stretches from the Spanish Armada to the Second World War, culminating with the spirit which led Andrew Browne Cunningham famously to declare, when the army feared he would lose too many ships, 'it takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition.'
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Faber & Faber, London
  • Main
  • Seitenzahl: 528
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Juli 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 130mm x 34mm
  • Gewicht: 414g
  • ISBN-13: 9780571231577
  • ISBN-10: 0571231578
  • Artikelnr.: 26020403
Autorenporträt
Lambert, Andrew§Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College London. His books include Nelson: Britannia's God of War, Admirals: The Naval Commanders Who Made Britain Great, Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation, The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812, for which he was awarded the Anderson Medal, and The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy Against Russia 1853-1856. His highly successful history of the Royal Navy, War at Sea, was broadcast on BBC Two.