Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher as a young cadet aged 17.

FISHER OF KILVERSTONE
Biography by Ruddock F. Mackay

Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher
Pre WW1 Lord Fisher bio Ruddock F. Mackay £24.00 which includes UK postage!
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FISHER

OF KILVERSTONE

by

Ruddock F. Mackay

A dark grey cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine in Very Good Plus condition - a little sign of dust residue along top edge of pristine page block stops it being fine. In a Very Good price clipped dust wrapper.

1st published 1973 Oxford University Press

ISBN 0 19 822409 5
145 mm. x 220 mm. 40 mm. 539 pages
900 grammes unwrapped

Jacket blurb

There was probably no more controversial figure in British naval history than 'Jacky' Fisher, the architect of Jellicoe's fleet in the Great War. On a basis of extended research and much new material, this biography examines hitherto unanswered questions relating to 'the Fisher era'. Special attention is paid to the earlier part of a career extending from the age of sail to the development of sonar in the Great War. Personalities loom large, from hard-bitten sailors of the Crimean War to Lord Charles Beresford and Winston Churchill—to say nothing of the 'demonic' Fisher, with his passions and organizational genius.

Contents

LIST OF PLATES AND MAP
ABBREVIATIONS
1 From Cadet to Lieutenant (1854—1861)
2 A Gunnery and a Torpedo Man (1861—1869)
3 China Revisited and the Vernon Reborn (1869—1876)
4 Seagoing Captain (1876—1882)
5 The Excellent and the Admiralty (1883—1897) ; American Episode (1897—1899)
6 From The Hague to the Mediterranean (1899—1902)
7 The Reformation of the Navy (1902—1905)
8 The Years of Dissension (1906—1910)
9 Fisher and Churchill (1910-1915)
10 Epilogue (1915—1920)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

LIST OF PLATES AND MAP

Fisher as Captain of the Excellent in 1883. Photograph

Plate 1 Fisher with his brothers and sisters in 1865. Photograph by permission of Lord Fisher.

2 Vice-Admiral Sir John Fisher aboard his flag-ship, the Renown.

3 Fisher as First Sea Lord.

4 A placard evocative of Fisher's time at the Board of Invention. It incorporates a photograph of Epstein's bust of the Admiral, completed in 1916.

Map Strategic Map of the North Sea.

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