A brutal, action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War by the author of Nelson’s Trafalgar.


The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo New York : Viking, 2007  Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 Naval operations Hardcover. 1st American ed. and printing. xxvi, 534 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-519) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with  clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG   


Adkins returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleon’s seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, Adkins draws on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor’s life — shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war.

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