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Dr Sam Willis is one of the world's leading authorities on the sailing navy and was awarded a PhD in Naval History for his thesis on Command and Tactics in the 18th-century Navy. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter's Centre for Maritime Historical Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Sam was presenter of the BBC series Shipwrecks and has consulted on maritime painting for Christie's and the BBC, spending 18 months as a Square Rig Able Seaman, sailing the tall ships used in the Hornblower television series and Channel 4's award-winning film Shackleton. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including the bestselling 'Hearts of Oak' Trilogy. www.sam-willis.com.
N. A. M. Rodger is Professor of Naval History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of numerous books including The Wooden World, The Admiralty, The Safeguard of the Sea and Command of the Ocean.
THIS IS SIMPLY WONDERFUL! I did not expect it to some large a book. BUT amazing and good!Published 9 months ago by Fang
This was a 70th birthday present for my brother. He was hugely impressed with the detail and pictures. A great addition to his collection.Published 14 months ago by Bill
Beautiful coffee table book...a pleasure to own and browse. Wonderful art work on good quality paper. A follow on book would be a bonus.Published 15 months ago by RED
Amazing, large and detailed pictures, informative text with them, a brilliant book to buy, but watch out, it is pretty largePublished 23 months ago by chris cruse
This is a superbly illustrated very large book, written by a knowledgeable author on maritime history. Read morePublished on 6 April 2013 by Brian Smith
This is just an amazing book. by far the largest and most impressive one in my collection.
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A superb breckthrough of the Nelson times represented, in large format, by magnificent paintings of the dramatic battles at sea associated with the main actors portraits and the... Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2013 by bruno
I bought this as a present for a former Lieut in the RNVR. However I can't part with it. At 17" x 14" and with great quality images, it's a stunner.Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by dynevorman
excellent pictures, very good descriptive and accurate chapters. very large book enables pictures details to be seen sufficiently without squinting!Published on 8 Jan. 2013 by David Peter Gilbert