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The Resource British naval captains of the Seven Years' War : the view from the quarterdeck, A.B. McLeod

British naval captains of the Seven Years' War : the view from the quarterdeck, A.B. McLeod

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British naval captains of the Seven Years' War : the view from the quarterdeck
Title
British naval captains of the Seven Years' War
Title remainder
the view from the quarterdeck
Statement of responsibility
A.B. McLeod
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We have always known who were the captains of the Seven Years' War, in the sense of having lists of their names. A few of them, who later became famous, we knew personally at least a little, but until now most of them have never been more than names. The genius of this book is to bring them to life as individuals; to show their hopes and fears, their faults and virtues, and to fill in the details of their working lives. Far from the grand narrative of battles and campaigns, this book illuminates the everyday world and everyday thoughts of a generation of 18th-century naval officers.' N.A.M. RODGER, All Souls College, Oxford.This book provides a detailed insight into the operations of the British Navy during the Seven Years' War by examining the experiences of the cohort of men promoted to the rank of captain in 1757. Byrne McLeod outlines their early careers, discusses how they were selected for promotion and examines the opportunities for making reputations and fortunes through action first against the French and then also the Spanish. She also demonstrates the iron control wielded by the Admiralty over its captains and shows that, although connections and interest assisted greatly with promotion, allegations of 'corruption' were misplaced. The navy in this period was highly effective: an extremely complex and efficient bureaucracy where merit was most definitely rewarded. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the everyday minutiae of the captains' duties and responsibilities. The captains were well aware that every detail of their commands contributed to their effectiveness as fighting machines. From never-ending convoy protection to large-scale, world-wide amphibious operations, these men served in what has rightly been called the first global war. Maritime and eighteenth-century historians will find this book particularly rewarding. A.B. McLeod obtained her doctorate in naval history from the University of Exeter following careers as a teacher and in the City
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McLeod, Byrne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
  • Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
Label
British naval captains of the Seven Years' War : the view from the quarterdeck, A.B. McLeod
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn814018644
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782040255
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613932860
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt16gbvw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814018644
Label
British naval captains of the Seven Years' War : the view from the quarterdeck, A.B. McLeod
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn814018644
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782040255
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613932860
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 393286
  • 22573/ctt16gbvw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814018644

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