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In Nelson's Wake

The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars
by James Davey
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 418 pp.
Size: 6.00 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300200652
TB Code: 1805487
Availability: 26 in stock

In this dramatic account of naval contributions between 1803 and 1815, James Davey offers original and exciting insights into the Napoleonic wars and Britain’s maritime history. Encompassing Trafalgar, the Peninsular War, the War of 1812, the final campaign against Napoleon, and many lesser known but likewise crucial moments, the book sheds light on the experiences of individuals high and low, from admiral and captain to sailor and cabin boy. The cast of characters also includes others from across Britain—dockyard workers, politicians, civilians—who made fundamental contributions to the war effort, and in so doing, both saved the nation and shaped Britain’s history.