Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. His work has addressed a range of issues, including technology, policy-making, regional security, deterrence, historiography, crisis-management and conflict. There were several surprises for me in this book. The true story of how Britain's maritime power helped gain this country unparalleled dominance of the world's economy, Admirals celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. Highly recomme An excellent read, and a good narrative history of Britain's maritime history.
He has picked ten wonderful emn to write about, with many linking to each other the further one gets through the book. I've no beef with him, just Lambert. Admirals is good, a short bio of each of the major Admirals that contributed to the supremacy and longevity of the British navy — the instrument of Pax Britannica. For one, Horatio Nelson, hero of Trafalgar and such, does not get a chapter. It serves as an excellent guide to the changing face and status of the Navy since the 1600s, and an admirable study of leadership in general.
He has lectured on aspects of his work in Australia, Canada, Finland, Denmark and Russia. But academics such as Lambert tend to be more interested in the workings of the navy than in the battles it fought; the result here is a slightly skewed line-up. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. Very Good condition with no significant faults. However, aside from the history, it got me thinking about leadership. This was an impressive read, with Andrew Lambert clearly going to great lengths in his research on each of the admirals discussed in the book.
No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Which is fine, though I would have appreciated a little more on him, since I'm not a naval historian, but kind of odd when he ends the book by stating none of them were on Nelson's level across the board. Told through the lives and battles of eleven of our most rema Bookseller: , Greater London, United Kingdom. In that context the author shows that Winston Churchill was not as great a leader as he has painted himself. He was the last admiral to command a major theatre from a flagship while exercising tactical control of the fleet. So I read The Desert Generals last month only a month ago? Accordingly it does not include a chapter about Nelson, rather it deals with those established the Royal Navy that Nelson served in, and those who were subsequently inspired by the service of Nelson.
Yes, Barnett has me biased in favor of Auchinleck, but that section comes off as Lambert ignoring facts to make a pithy comment that elevates his guy while denigrating others. Andrew's style of writing pulls the reader in and he wonderfully sets the scene, regardless of whether it is politics, combat, or scenes at the Admiralty. From United Kingdom to U. Very slight bump to the bottom edge. His books include The Foundations of Naval History 1998 , Trincomalee: The Last of Nelson's Frigates 2002 , Nelson: Britannia's God of War 2004 , Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Exploration 2009 , and The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812 2012. The author does not paint these Admirals as perfect but rather shows their strengths and weaknesses and how they often had to fight not only the enemy but their politicans at home. The ate what he ate, and that was roughly what his men ate.
So, you know, he tried to character assassinate a fellow admiral and rewrite history, but it was all just a lark, really! We look behind the headlines to tell you not just what is happening to games, but why it matters to your business. That's fine, we're judging these guys as admirals. The author does a good job not only introducing and describing the admirals, but putting them in the context of the other branches of the military and the historical events they were subject to. His desertion of the fleet at Leyte Gulf, the loss of ships and men in a typhoon that could of been avoided, are enough for me to keep him a four star. From United Kingdom to U. Nor could they compete with his scandalous private life. Customer service is our top priority!.
None of the early admirals who feature was a professional sailor. A closely-managing strategy can work, provided that team members feel valued. Told through the lives and battles of eleven admirals, this book stretches from the Spanish Armada to the Second World War, culminating with the spirit which led Andrew Browne Cunningham famously to declare, when the army feared he would lose too many ships, 'it takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The first of Lambert's admirals to benefit from this new career structure was George Anson, who served as First Lord of the Admiralty the equivalent of Navy Secretary for much of the Seven Years' War 1756-63. Although discussions of battle leadership receive proper attention, as much or more attention is devoted to strategy, diplomacy, managing relationships with the government of the day, and fleet logistics. Told through the lives and battles of eleven admirals, this book stretches from the Spanish Armada to the Second World War, culminating with the spirit which led Andrew Browne Cunningham famously to declare, when the army feared he would lose too many ships, 'it takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition.
Following the successful publication in 2005 of Mark Urban's Generals: Ten British Commanders Who Shaped the World, Faber wanted a naval historian to write a companion volume. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Clearly used but very few minor defects. None the less, two largely forgotten 19th-century seamen are due Lambert's rehabilitation: William Parker and Geoffrey Hornby. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.
No me interesa mucho el resto. Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in naval history as it wonderfully describes the way the role of the Admiral has changed over the years and the different strains this places on the men who hold the role. Getting a better idea of the personalities involved in running the war at sea during this world conflict was very informative. Customer service is our top priority!. Todos os produtos estão sujeitos a alteração de preço sem prévia comunicação. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. There are certain biases Lambert demonstrates that hamper it, especially in the later chapters.
Dimension: 195 x 130 x 34. Book is in Used-Good condition. About this Item: Faber and Faber, 2009. They were also prominent administrators: the Duke of York created the first professional navy in which officers were selected and promoted on merit. Andrew's style of writing pulls the reader in and he wonderfully sets the scene, regardless of whether it is politics, combat, or scenes at the Admiralty. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller: , South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Paperback.