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Title   Empire of the Deep : The Rise and Fall of the British Navy 

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Author   WILSON Ben  ISBN   9780753829202  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   The Orion Publishing Group,UK  Group   Reference View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   History/ War  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Gen Floor Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Naval forces & warfare 
Stock Status   Currently in stock 
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Synopsis The story of our navy is nothing less than the story of Britain, our culture and our empire. Much more than a parade of admirals and their battles, this is the story of how an insignificant island nation conquered the world's oceans to become its greatest trading empire. Yet, as Ben Wilson shows, there was nothing inevitable about this rise to maritime domination, nor was it ever an easy path. Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy also reveals how our naval history has shaped us in more subtle and surprising ways - our language, culture, politics and national character all owe a great debt to this conquest of the seas. This is a gripping, fresh take on our national story.

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