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- DescriptionIn February 1793 France declared war on Britain and Holland and by 1815, established dynasties and kingdoms were overthrown, the United States had been established as a world power and a new age was dawning. This was to be the longest, hardest and cruellest war ever fought at sea and while the war on land saw the rise of the greatest soldier ever kwn - Napoleon Buonaparte - the war at sea had the formidable genius of Horatio Nelson. In The Line Upon A Wind, Noel Mostert has achieved a work of unparalleled research and illuminating analysis. He has also brought us the story of the daily lives of the sailors on board the fighting ships. There are heroes and villains, captains so harsh that crews were goaded to mutiny and others whose concern for the welfare of their crews changed life at sea forever. It is a tale of ordinary men and extraordinary bravery, of the building and navigation of fearsome warships and of a period of tumultuous conflict, change and invation - maritime history at its very best.
- Author BiographyNoel Mostert is the author of the acclaimed Frontiers (1992). He is Canadian, born in Cape Town. He served as military correspondent with Canadian forces in Europe and was United Nations correspondent for the Montreal Star, based in New York with a roving international assignment. He has contributed journalism and short stories to numerous American publications and is the recipient of several awards for his writing, including Columbia University's National Magazine Award for articles in the New Yorker. He lives in Tangier.
- Author(s)Noel Mostert
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication01/05/2008
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note16
- Weight500 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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