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Nice book, not only about naval history but European history through the centuries combined with the development of navies arround europe. Great for history buffs...Published 20 months ago by Andreas Jaschek
Following on from "Safeguard of the Sea", N.A.M. Rodgers continues his meticulous research and writes of the twists and turns, the battles and troubles overcome to build what was,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Geraldtonjjeeper
In The Command of the Ocean, Rodger has written a phenomenal history of British naval operations and logistics. Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by DCH1400
loved this one. it was really interesting. i really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. i can't really think of anything else to say. Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by A. M. Bedard
This book is powerful history. It is the second book in a trilogy that N.A.M. Rodger is writing about the history of the Royal Navy. Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Nicholas E. Sarantakes
Ok, we have all read the other reviews arguing about perspectives, timelines and politics, but can I just say this:
This book is the first I have read that has tried even a... Read more
I expected nothing less from N.A.M. Rodger, but he has exceeded even himself. I love maritime/naval history and he continues to stoke my enthusiasm. Read morePublished on October 31, 2008 by Wesley Slack
Rodger follows "The Safeguard of the Sea" with this, Volume II in his history of the English/British navy. Read morePublished on October 8, 2008 by W.M.
for decades to come, whenever we look at the development of the Royal Navy. It is an excellent book in so many ways. Read morePublished on June 17, 2008 by James Levy