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by Tim Clayton

Tars Synopsis

TARS is a gripping firsthand account of life in the Royal Navy at its bloodiest and most temptestuous phase, beginning in 1758. Through the lives of the main protagonists - a small band of sailors from across the ranks - TRAFALGAR author Tim Clayton paints a vivid picture of the navy and the era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of London to the political decisions that built up and knocked down empires. In this death-or-glory era the navy became the main weapon of an aggressive and power-hungry government, and fighting at sea was carried out at ever-closer quarters and with ever-increasing amounts of firepower. Using never-before published first-person sources, TARS takes us through these men's daily struggles as Britain navigated her course on the political map.

Tars Press Reviews

Vivid and compelling . . . an account of significant importance. * Naval Review on TRAFALGAR * A landmark book. * Observer on TRAFALGAR * Excellent . . . comprehensively researched, vividly written and judiciously argued. Wonderfully detailed pen portraits . . . Much new material from French and Spanish sources gives a rounded picture . . . it is this perspective from both sides of the battle that makes the book so compelling. * Saul David, Daily Telegraph on TRAFALGAR * 'Ideal for fans of Patrick O'Brien' * Bookseller * engaging and original, Tars is an impressive book that deserves a wide readership. * International Journal of Maritime History * Accessible, well researched, and a true literary masterpiece. * Mountbatten Maritime Award *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340898031
Publication date: 12th June 2008
Author: Tim Clayton
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Naval forces & warfare, Military history,

About Tim Clayton

Tim Clayton has written extensively on nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural history.

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