To Rule The Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World by Arthur HermanTo Rule The Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World by Arthur Herman

To Rule The Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

byArthur Herman

Paperback | October 25, 2005

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To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy -- of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

ArthurHerman is the author of How the Scots Invented the Modern World as well as The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy. He has been a professor of history at Georgetown University, Catholic University, George Mason University, and the University of the South.
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Title:To Rule The Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.1 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060534257

ISBN - 13:9780060534257

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will Rule All Readers! Awesome book about the rise and fall of the Royal Navy. This book captures our attention from the rise of the West Country pirates, to the Elizabethan Age to Drake to Nelson etc... The Royal Navy gave birth to the British Empire which led globalization and the modern age. The accounts of famous naval battles between England against rivals Spain, France and Holland are amazing in detail and gore. Could not put this book down. The world owes a huge debt of gratitude for the Royal Navy and its accomplishments. A must read for all.
Date published: 2009-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining read, lot of insight This book is fabulously entertaining, causing me to have some late nights! The first chapter is a historical narrative so riveting that I had to read it to my young son. I checked the 'net for historical references to double check the author's story and it all seems true (with only a little embellishment by the author). Lots of history about Spain's and Portugal's fall and England's ascendancy on the world's stage intermixed with entertaining narratives. Recommended for non history buffs like me who nonetheless want an entertaining read and an insight to the evolution of the modern world.
Date published: 2005-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to rule the book Great book, Americans always show us how the english are bad in their movies but in this book you really see how they were A country full of pride, intelligence and much more
Date published: 2005-03-13