The Sailing Navy: HEART OF OAK - A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era: by G. J. Marcus
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HEART OF OAK

A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era

by G. J. Marcus

1975 First published by Oxford University Press, London

ISBN 0192158120

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JACKET BLURBS

The years 1714 to 1830 saw the greates period of the sailing Navy of Britain. Heart of Oak deals with different aspects of Britain's naval strength: materials and ship-building ; strategical and tactical skill; seamanship and navigation; the personnel of the service, both officers and seamen; the intimate connection between seaborne commerce and sea power; and the human side of naval life on board and ashore, including seamen's songs and recreations. Based on sound and wide-ranging knowledge, but not encumbered with scholarly apparatus, this is a book which the general reader will enjoy, and from which the student and scholar can profit.

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgements

Chapters

  1. The wooden walls

  2. Strategy and tactics

  3. Seamanship and navigation

  4. Maritime rights

  5. The officers of the Service

  6. The young gentlemen

  7. The manning of the Fleet

  8. Discipline and morale

  9. Hygiene and supply

  10. 'Fair Portsmouth town'

  1. Admiralty

  2. 'The dangers of the sea'

  3. London River

  4. Lloyd's

  5. The social background

  6. 'Sweethearts and wives'

  7. Jack ashore

  8. The letters of sailors

  9. Story and song

  10. Aftermath

References and Notes Bibliography
Glossary
Index

HEART OF OAK; A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era by G. J. Marcus: HEART OF OAK; A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era: Unclipped dust wrapper has some slight edge wear but is still in VERY GOOD PLUS condition.
HEART OF OAK by G. J. Marcus: Unclipped dust wrapper has some slight edge wear but is still in VERY GOOD PLUS condition.

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HEART OF OAK

A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era

by G. J. Marcus

A navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine, very little wear, in NEAR FINE condition.

Unclipped dust wrapper has some slight edge wear but is still in VERY GOOD PLUS condition.


Book 160 mm.wide x 240 mm. tall x 26 mm.

320 pages.
Weight unwrapped 0.77 kilo

HEART OF OAK by G. J. Marcus: A navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine, very little wear, in NEAR FINE condition.

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