Navy and Empire

  • 430 Pages
  • 4.27 MB
  • English
Morrow , New York
Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- History, Great Britain -- Colonies, Great Britain -- History,
StatementJames L. Stokesbury.
The Physical Object
Pagination430 p. :
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Open LibraryOL23257213M
ISBN 100688021344

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Are you an author. Learn about Author Central /5(2). The story of how when the Britsh Navy ruled the seas the British economy ruled the world.

Well written, simple, yet elegant, this book shows how military - political and economic power are all intertwined/5. Navy and Empire: A Short History of Four Centuries of British Sea Power Hardcover – January 1, by. James L Stokesbury (Author) › Visit Amazon's James L Stokesbury Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more/5(2). Daniel Owen Spence is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He holds a PhD in History from Sheffield Hallam University.

He is the author of Colonial Naval Culture and British Imperialism, Cited by: 1. Navy and Empire. New York: William Morrow & Company Inc, First Printing.

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The history of the Royal Navy from the time of Drake and the Armada to the Falkland Islands crisis ofemphasizing the inter-relationship betweenthe Royal Navy and the British Empire.

Dr. Stokesbury has done an excellent job of showing the European expansion in the world, and the significant role of the Royal Navy in making that happen. He is singularly adept at getting to the heart of the matter, yet without distorting or omitting relevant details.5/5(1). The author describes how the navy through the centuries acted as both an offensive and defensive weapon but it was most importantly a driving force of the Empire protecting trade routes that were so important in the spread of influence/5(18).

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The study of the navy and its influence on the Empire and vice versa remained a largely. He has written more than thirty books on maritime history including the highly successful Nelson s Navy and Empire of the Seas. 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/5.

This book looks at Britain's maritime strategic, operational and tactical success (and failures), through a wide-ranging history of the Royal Navy's role in the war. By the time the war ended in Britain was by no means a hegemonic power, but it was the only state capable of sustained global power projection on a global : Alfred Thayer Mahan (/ m ə ˈ h æ n /; Septem – December 1, ) was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His book The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, – () won immediate recognition, especially in Europe, and with its successor, The Influence of Sea Power Upon Battles/wars: American Civil War.

This book examines how the expansion of a steam-powered Royal Navy from the second half of the nineteenth century had wider ramifications across the British Empire. In particular, it considers how steam propulsion made vessels utterly dependent on a particular resource – coal – and its distribution.

An important book for realizing on a wider, public-scale what those in American studies have long known: America is an empire with far-flung colonies, territories, protectorates, and military bases all around the world which have help to secure and spread American hegemony/5(K).

Navy and Empire by James L Stokesbury starting at $ Navy and Empire has 3 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. A very enjoyable story of the rise and fall of the British Navy (as it says on the cover). It's really interesting how the mythology of Britain being Queen of the Sea influenced her later rise as an empire.

And that only shows how far she has fallen. It's amazing that the Royal Navy does not have one carrier/5(). ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Morrow, Includes index.

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Description: 43 pages: maps ; 23 cm. Navy and Empire. New York: Morrow, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: James L Stokesbury.

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