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The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

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Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author.

This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in British history. A new introduction extends his analysis into the twenty-first century and reflects on current American and Chinese ambitions for naval mastery.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin; Reprint edition (26 Jan. 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.79 x 20.32 cm

 

'The first scholar to have set the sweep of British Naval history against the background of economic history' Michael Howard, Sunday Times
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