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War At Sea In The Age Of Sail (CASSELL'S HISTORY OF WARFARE) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2000

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; 1st Edition edition (1 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0304352462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0304352463
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 20.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Every library requires a basic source on sailing ship warfare, a need solidly met by Lambert's profusely illustrated survey of the two centuries of naval dominance. Lambert efficiently economizes his text. Twenty maps and perspective schematics of battles support this able introduction."--"Booklist" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The history of maritime warfare in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries from one of the field¿s leading experts.

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This is a beautifully produced book, excellently designed and superbly illustrated. Not only are the pictures visually inspiring, the captions are informative and pertinent. The only problem lies in the frequent inaccuracies in the text, such as "square rig is the best choice for sailing into the wind" (fore and aft rig is better) or that William of Orange "invaded" England (he was invited in), among many others. If so many self evident mistakes occur with familiar facts one wonders about the reliability of information the reader has not come across before.
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I like military history, but knew nothing about naval strategy and tactics. Now this all changed. Andrew Lambert is an academic of some regard and it shows.

The age of sail is taken to be circa 1650-1850, an era where Britain went from being an 'also ran' on the world stage, squabbling with the Dutch over herring fisheries, to a world power, using her navy to insert and extract land forces, at will.

This is far short of being a definitive work on the subject, however as an introducion to the subject I would be surprised if I could find better. Great.
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The book is a detailed history of fighting sail. Very well written, and of course coming from Andrew Lambert very well researched. The tactics of sailing wars at sea are fully covered with diagrams to explain the various moves of the fleet during various engagements. A very well written and informative book. I recommend it to general readers and naval researchers.
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a very good book
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