Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty damn good, 23 Jun 2008
By 
Flemming Nielsen (Denmark) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
I really enjoy the well-researched insights that Keegan brings to life in his books. Battle at Sea deals with the development of naval warfare from the wooden battleships of the gunpowder age to the nuclear subs of the present. Keegan shows how war at sea has evolved in the last few centuries and gives his assessment (or, let's be honest - qualified guess) of how naval warfare will evolve in the near future.
The book is well-written - though the copy I received had a remarkable amount of spelling-mistakes; poor proof-reading? - and it offers a very clear picture of the times it portrays. The battles seem clear and straight-forward even-though massive amounts of ships, sailors, planes and submarines are involved in them - overwhelmingly confusing to the participants, no doubt, but clear to the reader, thanks to Keegan's guiding hand.
This book, however, doesn't quite reach the level of brilliance that Keegan shows in Face of Battle, Mask of Command and in his two epic volumes about the First and Second World Wars; leaving this a very good book, but not a masterpiece.
In spite of this, it is still highly recommendable to anyone who has an interest in naval warfare or in military history in general.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and accessible, 9 Mar 2000
By A Customer
I read this book under the title "The Price of Admiralty"; it appears to be the same work. An excellent description of naval warfare, with thoughtful analysis and detailed scholarship. It covers both the four featured battles/engagements and the larger context in which they occurred. Easy to read, clear, and entertaining, without being too simplified or sensationalized. Strongly recommended.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 29 April 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Lent to me by a friend initially I bought another copy. Well written and a good read - even though the author is more of a pongo! Particularly good about Trafalgar
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Only search this product's reviews