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  • The Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy
  • Nicholas A.M. Rodger
  • English
  • 19 November 2020
  • 9780393314694

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Summary The Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy 108 At any age and is sure to be an indispensable volume for all fans of Patrick O'Brian English history and naval histo. A fantastic description of the Royal Navy during the times of King George II to King George III If you a history buff a fan of Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin series or of CS Forester s Hornblower novels this book will give you a great look at the workings of shipboard life careers both seamen and officers and even the food in the Royal Navy While it focuses mainly on the Seven Years War 1754 63 period much of the information is useful for the period following as wellLots of illustrations and historical information including appendices and a glossary of nautical terms

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Summary The Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy 108 Meticulously researched Rodger's portrait draws the reader into this fascinatingly complex world with vivid entertain. I thought this might be interesting Instead I came away from it vastly impressed and having learned a great deal I particularly remember how after years of studying patronage in the ancient world I finally understood how it really works after Rodger s explanation in this very different context

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Summary The Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy 108 Ing characters and full details of life below the decks The Wooden World provides the most complete history of a navy. I m just half way into it but gonna finish this initial review now This is not some swashbuckling beach read it s a deep historical dive with lots of detail Here s an interesting excerptthe Navy was by far the largest and most complex of all government services and indeed by a large margin the largest industrial organization in the western world It faced problems of management and control then uite unknown favored continuity of service for there was no pool of talent or relevant experience outside the naval service from which staff could be drawn and they had to be bred up within the service Where can we go now where there is no manual no fat book of procedures to guide us In what great enterprise is humanity