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  • The Transformation of British Naval Strategy (HC)

    The Transformation of British Naval Strategy: Seapower and Supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812James Davey has a new book available for pre-order in hardcover, The Transformation of British Naval Strategy: Seapower and Supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812. It is will be released worldwide on 15 November 2012.

    After the Battle of Trafalgar, the navy continued to be the major arm of British strategy. Decades of practice and refinement had rendered it adept at executing operations - fighting battles, blockading and convoying - across the globe. And yet, as late as 1807, fleets were forced from their stations due to an ineffective provisioning system. The Transformation

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  • Nelson: The Sword of Albion

    Nelson: The Sword of AlbionA new hardcover book by John Sugden, Nelson: The Sword of Albion will be released in the UK on 27 September 2012 and in the US on 23 October 2012.

    Nelson: we think that we are familiar with the man behind the name. But, in this second volume of his authoritative biography, John Sugden delves behind the myths, strips back the apocrypha, and reveals a figure both intimately familiar and greatly estranged.

    Sugden interweaves graphic accounts of the well-known battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar with Nelson's lesser-known but equally gripping campaigns to liberate the Italian states from French domination, his role

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  • The Patriot's Fate (PB/K)

    The Patriot's FateAuthor Alaric Bond's latest novel in the Fighting Sail series, The Patriot's Fate, is now available in ebook formats worldwide and will be released in paperback shortly.

    In his new novel, The Patriot's Fate, Alaric Bond joins the ranks of well-known Age of Sail authors C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian in his skillful combining of historical fact with compelling fiction to produce another gripping novel in his Fighting Sail

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  • Commander (HC)

    Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate CaptainA new hardcover book by Stephen Taylor, Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain will be released in the UK on 6 September 2012 and in the US on 15 October 2012.

    Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply the greatest frigate captain in the age of sail. An incomparable seaman, ferociously combative yet chivalrous, a master of the quarterdeck and an athlete of the tops, he was as quick to welcome a gallant foe into his cabin as to dive to the rescue of a man overboard. He is the

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  • Hell Around the Horn (K)

    Hell Around the HornAuthor Rick Spilman has a new novel which is now available worldwide for Kindle, Hell Around the Horn. It will also be released in print format soon.

    In 1905, a young ship's captain and his family set sail on the windjammer, Lady Rebecca, from Cardiff, Wales with a cargo of coal bound for Chile, by way of Cape Horn. Before they reach the Southern Ocean, the cargo catches fire, the mate threatens mutiny and one of the crew may be going mad. The greatest challenge, however, will prove to be surviving the vicious westerly winds and mountainous seas of the worst Cape Horn winter in memory. Told from the perspective of the Captain, his wife, a first

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