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Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition. Admiral Sir George Cockburn 1772-1853

Morriss, Roger

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ISBN 10: 0859895262 / ISBN 13: 9780859895262
Edité par University of Exeter Press, Exeter, 1997
Etat : VG : in very good condition Couverture rigide
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xiii, 337pp. With dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire r5832b

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Titre : Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition....

Éditeur : University of Exeter Press, Exeter

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Black hardback cloth cover

Etat du livre :VG : in very good condition

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : First Edition.

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Sir George Cockburn was the most influential serving officer in the politics of the British navy in the nineteenth century. He came to public notice as the man who burned the White House, following his part in the British attack on Washington in 1814. He also escorted Napoleon to St Helena after Waterloo. But his greatest impact was as the Admiralty Commissioner who presided over much of the transition of the British navy from sail to steam between 1818 and 1846. This book examines the career of a formidable personality who maintained the interests and professionalism of the British navy through one of the most difficult periods of political and technological evolution it has yet faced. It provides a unique insight into the conduct of the British Admiralty and will appeal to both the specialist and general reader.

About the Author:

Roger Morriss was a Curator at the National Maritime Museum, London until 1995. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Studies, and in the History Department, University College London.

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