Roy Adkins, with his wife, Lesley, returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleon's seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, Adkins draws on eyewitness records to portray t only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war.The War for All the Oceans is epic narrative history sure to appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.
Roy Adkins is a historian and an archaeologist. He is the author of the bestselling Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World. Lesley Adkins, a historian and an archaeologist, is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She is the author of Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. His recent audio includes the New York Times bestseller The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell (Tantor). Lawlor is masterful. --The Philadelphia Inquirer