To Rule The Waves

Author: Arthur Herman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060534257
Size: 20,59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 108

To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy -- of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

How Britannia Came To Rule The Waves

Author: W.H.G Kingston
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752371625
Size: 17,51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 131

Reproduction of the original: How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves by W.H.G Kingston

To Rule The Waves

Author: Bruce Jones
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982127279
Size: 11,78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 309

From a brilliant Brookings Institute writer, a vivid, timely, and insightful examination of the critical role that oceans currently play in the struggle for global power, in the bestselling tradition of Robert Kaplan’s The Revenge of Geography. People have always been fascinated by the sea. From the romance of traveling by ship to the lure of adventure to the thrill of battle, the oceans have been an exciting backdrop in both history and popular fiction. The epic histories of the imperial age established naval dominance as the currency of power. But then, during the Cold War, the oceans receded from our consciousness. In the nuclear age, land battles, air power, and missile systems dominated our worries about security and for the United States, the economy was driven by domestic production—trucking and railways that crisscrossed the continent were the only trade issues we needed to worry about. All that has changed, as 90% of all global commerce is linked to sea-based trade and again, the struggle for power on the seas is taking center stage. Now, in To Rule the Waves author Bruce Jones takes us on a fascinating voyage through the great modern ports and naval bases of our time—from the vast container ports of Shanghai and Hong Kong to the massive naval base of the American 5th fleet in Bahrain to the sophisticated security arrangements in the port of New York. Along the way, the book illustrates how modern trade works, and why the oceans are so crucial to our modern global economy as the three great geopolitical struggles—for military power, for economic dominance, and for our changing climate—play out on the world’s oceans. As the realities of energy resources and the global fight over climate change becomes more urgent, Jones concludes by asking the essential question: who will rule the waves and set the terms of the world to come?

How Britannia Came To Rule The Waves

Author: William H. G. Kingston
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845711930
Size: 14,32 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 956

In diesem Buch des Schriftstellers William H. G. Kingston (1814-1880) bekommt der Leser einen umfassenden Einblick in die Marinegeschichte von seinen Anfängen bis 1900. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

How Britannia Came To Rule The Waves

Author: William Henry Giles Kingston
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548215323
Size: 10,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 867

Introductory Remarks. Rome was not built in a day, nor has the glorious British Navy attained its present condition except by slow degrees, by numerous trials and experiments, by improvements gradually and cautiously introduced, and by the employment of a vast amount of thought, energy, and toil. We are apt to forget when we see an elaborate machine, the immense quantity of mental and physical exertion it represents, the efforts of the united minds perhaps of many successive generations, and the labour of thousands of workmen. I propose briefly to trace the progress which the British Navy has made from age to age, as well as its customs, and the habits of its seamen, with their more notable exploits since the days when this tight little island of ours first became known to the rest of the world. Some writers, indulging in the Darwinian theory of development, would make us believe that the ironclad of the present day is the legitimate offspring of the ancient coracle or wicker-work boat which is still to be found afloat on the waters of the Wye, and on some of the rivers of the east coast; but if such is the case, the descent must be one of many ages, for it is probable that the Britons had stout ships long before the legions of Cassar set their feet upon our shores. I am inclined to agree with an ancient writer who gives it as his opinion that the British were always a naval people. "For," says he, in somewhat quaint phraseology, "as Britain was an island, the inhabitants could only have come to it across the ocean in ships, and they could scarcely have had ships unless they were nautically inclined." The same writer asserts that the Britons had vessels of large size long before the invasion of the Romans, but that they either burnt them to prevent their falling into the hands of the invaders, or that they were destroyed by the Romans themselves, who then, adding insult to injury, stigmatised the people as mere painted barbarians, whose sole mode of moving over the waters of their coasts and rivers was in wicker baskets covered with hides-the truth being, that these wicker-ribbed boats were simply the craft used by the British fishermen on their coasts or streams. How could the hordes that in successive ages crossed the German Ocean have performed the voyage unless they had possessed more efficient means of conveyance than these afforded? I must, therefore, agree with the aforesaid ancient writer that they had stout ships, impelled by sails and oars, which were afterwards employed either in commercial or piratical enterprises. The Britons of the southern shores of the island possessed, he says, wooden-built ships of a size considerably greater than any hide-covered barks could have been. It is very certain that many hundred years before the Christian era the Phoenicians visited the coasts of Cornwall and Devonshire, and planted colonies there, which retain to the present day their ancient peculiarities and customs, and even many names of common things. It is probable that these colonists, well acquainted as they were with nautical affairs, kept up their practical knowledge of shipbuilding, and formed a mercantile navy to carry on their commerce with other countries, as well as ships fitted for warfare to protect their ports from foreign invasion, or from the attacks of pirates....

A Lesser Light To Rule The Night

Author: Noble L. Jones
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615798285
Size: 18,18 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 857

A LESSER LIGHT TO RULE THE NIGHT A Lesser Light To Rule The Night is the first of many books of poetry forthcoming. In it, Noble sets out to explain, through poetry, how God made the sun, the great light to rule the day and how He made a lesser light to rule the night. It applies in our daily living when its day in our lives the sun shines so bright. In the darkest hour of night, God yet provides us with a lesser light. When Israel wondered in the wilderness, God went before them in a pillar of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Regardless of how hopeless situations seem, there is always an illumination of hope! The light of God's Word gives hope for all seasons. When in need of healing, deliverance, protection, guidance and strength, know it is always available! About the Author Noble Jones, a native of Pine Bluff, AR and an aspiring poet, who listens, writes and meditates on scriptures according to the Word of God. Shortly after graduating from high school, Noble made St. Louis, MO his home, where he attended a community college. There he met his wife of fourteen years, Yolanda and now has one child, Noble II. At an early age, God inspired Noble's poetry writing with His most Infamous Words of encouragement, spirituality, healing and holiness to give to His people destined to be set free and enter a new beginning!

The Ladies Repository

Size: 11,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 783

Debating The Slave Trade

Author: Professor Srividhya Swaminathan
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409475360
Size: 19,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 500

How did the arguments developed in the debate to abolish the slave trade help to construct a British national identity and character in the late eighteenth century? Srividhya Swaminathan examines books, pamphlets, and literary works to trace the changes in rhetorical strategies utilized by both sides of the abolitionist debate. Framing them as competing narratives engaged in defining the nature of the Briton, Swaminathan reads the arguments of pro- and anti-abolitionists as a series of dialogues among diverse groups at the center and peripheries of the empire. Arguing that neither side emerged triumphant, Swaminathan suggests that the Briton who emerged from these debates represented a synthesis of arguments, and that the debates to abolish the slave trade are marked by rhetorical transformations defining the image of the Briton as one that led naturally to nineteenth-century imperialism and a sense of global superiority. Because the slave-trade debates were waged openly in print rather than behind the closed doors of Parliament, they exerted a singular influence on the British public. At their height, between 1788 and 1793, publications numbered in the hundreds, spanned every genre, and circulated throughout the empire. Among the voices represented are writers from both sides of the Atlantic in dialogue with one another, such as key African authors like Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano; West India planters and merchants; and Quaker activist Anthony Benezet. Throughout, Swaminathan offers fresh and nuanced readings that eschew the view that the abolition of the slave trade was inevitable or that the ultimate defeat of pro-slavery advocates was absolute.

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Science

Author: Robert E. Goodin
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191619795
Size: 13,50 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 217

Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.

Dantean Dialogues

Author: Margaret (Maggie) Kilgour
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442668628
Size: 19,44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 395

Dantean Dialogues is a collection of essays by some of the world's most outstanding Dante scholars., These essays enter into conversation with the main themes of the scholarship of Amilcare Iannucci (d. 2007), one of the leading researchers on Dante of his generation and arguably Canada’s finest scholar of the Italian poet. The essays focus on the major themes of Iannucci’s work, including the development of Dante’s early poetry, Dante’s relation to classical and biblical sources, and Dante’s reception. The contributors cover crucial aspects of Dante’s work, from the authority of the New Life to the novelty of his early poetry, to key episodes in the Comedy, to the poem’s afterlife. Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.