Saturday, 2018-08-04

The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649­-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger

A readable though academically stringent book about the organization of the Royal Navy from the end of the Republic to the Napoleonic Wars.

A lot about shipyard organization and political maneuvering, but hugely interesting if you’re a Patrick O’Brian buff like I am.