Command of the Ocean by N.A.M.Rodger

It doesn't do people or countries any good to dwell too much on past successes or failures.  I am old enough to have been taught at school about Britain's naval successes and what I was taught was largely mythical.  I think it is a good thing that schools don't do that kind of thing any more.  But as is often the case, the truth is a lot more interesting.  This book reveals in a great deal of detail just how much went into creating the surprisingly brief period when Britain's navy was able to control the  oceans of the world.  There was a lot to it.

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