Hornblowers Navy Steve Pope

ISBN: 9780760710326

Published: March 15th 1999

Hardcover

111 pages


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Hornblowers Navy  by  Steve Pope

Hornblowers Navy by Steve Pope
March 15th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 111 pages | ISBN: 9780760710326 | 6.44 Mb

In this lively study of the British Royal Navy and the men who turned it into the most phenomenal war machine of its day, author Stephen Pope dives into the waves over which Britannia ruled to uncover the fictional realm of C.S.

Foresters great heroMoreIn this lively study of the British Royal Navy and the men who turned it into the most phenomenal war machine of its day, author Stephen Pope dives into the waves over which Britannia ruled to uncover the fictional realm of C.S. Foresters great hero Horatio Hornblower and the brutal, dramatic, real-life world that inspired Hornblowers adventures. Interestingly, Pope finds Foresters depictionnot far off the mark. Despite a tendency to sanitize the realities of shipboard life (a netherworld inhabited by the dregs of British society), Hornblowers 20th-century creator had an excellent grasp of the traditions and standards that bolstered the 18th-century Royal Navy and spurred its superbly trained, audacious leaders on to incredible feats of heroism.

Lavishly illustrated and compulsively readable, here is the intriguing history of a unique and colorful era in which ordinary men rose to extraordinary heights to claim the oceans as their own. 8 1/2 x 11. Color & b&w illus.



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