The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery


  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141983837


The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery Book Description :

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...

The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery


  • Author : Paul M. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1591023742


The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery Book Description :

First published in 1976, this book is the first detailed examination of the history of British sea power since A.T. Mahan's classic The Influence of Sea Power on History, published in 1890. In analyzing the reasons for the rise and fall of Great Britain as a predominant maritime nation in the period from the Tudors to the present day, Professor Kennedy sets the Royal Navy within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategical considerations. To this new paperback edition the author has added a new introduction that brings the discussion of naval power up to date, with special emphasis on today’s enormous U.S. Navy as the prime contemporary example of the use of naval forces to wield global influence....

Empire of the Deep

Empire of the Deep


  • Author : Ben Wilson
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780297864097


Empire of the Deep Book Description :

The bestselling complete history of the British Navy - our national story through a different prism. 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 gr...

English British Naval History to 1815
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

English British Naval History to 1815


  • Author : Eugene L. Rasor
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0313305471


English British Naval History to 1815 Book Description :

Delivers a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of academic and printed materials on the maritime and naval history of England and Great Britain from its earliest times to 1815....

Engineers of Victory
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Engineers of Victory


  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588368980


Engineers of Victory Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success. In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and central Europe; to take the fight...

Three Victories and a Defeat

Three Victories and a Defeat


  • Author : Brendan Simms
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-12-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786727223


Three Victories and a Defeat Book Description :

In the eighteenth century, Britain became a world superpower through a series of sensational military strikes. Traditionally, the Royal Navy has been seen as Britain's key weapon, but in Three Victories and a Defeat Brendan Simms argues that Britain's true strength lay with the German aristocrats who ruled it at the time. The House of Hanover superbly managed a complex series of European alliances that enabled Britain to keep the continental balance of power in check while dramatically expanding her own empire. These alliances sustained the nation through the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years' War. But in 1776, Britain lost the American continent by alienating her European allies. An extraordinary ...

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy


  • Author : Bryan Ranft
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0198605277


The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy Book Description :

Britain is an island nation and throughout history its navy has been of great importance for its defence. As a consequence it has always had a special significance and has over the centuries entrenched itself in the national psyche, making itself manifest not only through the hero-worship ofits principal characters such as Horatio Nelson and Sir Francis Drake but also finding expression through art, music, and literature.Like any great national institution, the navy is a complex web of interconnected histories - operational, strategic, political, economic, administrative, technological, and social. Now updated for its paperback edition, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy, in a series of fourteenchapters, provides a thorough and engaging...

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers


  • Author : Riley Quinn
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351353366


The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers Book Description :

Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain’s Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked into the future. Pondering whether the United States would ultimately suffer the same decline as every imperium that preceded it, it was this chapter that made The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers a dinner party talking point in Washington government circles. In so doing, it elevated Kennedy to the ranks of public intellectuals whose opinions were canvassed on matters of state policy. From a strictly academic point of view, the virtues of Kennedy's work l...

The Grand Strategies of Great Powers

The Grand Strategies of Great Powers


  • Author : Tudor A. Onea
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351975872


The Grand Strategies of Great Powers Book Description :

What is grand strategy and what is it good for? What are great powers, and which states are great powers today? What are the grand strategies available to great powers? What are the conditions under which a certain strategy is suitable and when should it be rejected? What are the factors affecting the success or failure of a given grand strategy? The present volume provides answers to these questions by introducing a typology of great power grand strategies, as strategies of rising, status quo, and declining powers, as well as through historical illustrations of each type. The reader is thus exposed to strategies such as divide and conquer, biding your time, opportunity strike, primacy, semi-detachment, concert, and appeasement through the experience...

Dreadnought
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Dreadnought


  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307819932


Dreadnought Book Description :

A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young, ambitious Winston Churchill; the ruthless, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow; Britain’s greatest twentieth-century foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey; and Jacky Fisher, the eccentric admiral who revolutionized the British navy and brought forth the first true battleship, the H.M.S. Dreadnought. Their story, and the story of the era, filled with misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and even...