William James's Naval History is one of the most valuable works in the English language on the operation of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. James corresponded widely with the survivors of the events he describes. By carefully evaluating and balancing conflicting reports and testimonies, he achieved an accuracy often lacking in later studies. The original five volumes were published in 1822 -- 24, with a six-volume edition appearing in 1826. Previously, the work has only been available to ...

Naval History of Great Britain 2002, Stackpole Books

ISBN-13: 9780811710046