A wonderful essay written as a novel lasting over four centuries. An English language very fine for a not British reader too. Very pleasant an teaching lecture: grateful to author , pubblisher, and Amazon.
A good introduction and overview British seapower, and is recommended reading to anyone wishing to dip into this aspect of history. The arguments are clear and concise and provide interesting vistas for debate. This book covers a large period and inevitably suffers in detail as a result. Nevertheless it is one of the best general histories available to buy and remains at the top of most university reaing lists.