World for the Taking by E Keble Chatterton
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World for the Taking
By E Keble Chatterton

A World for the Taking

The Ships of the Honourable East India Company

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World for the Taking by E Keble Chatterton

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It was a time when one of the most powerful rulers in the world wasn't a government-it was a corporation. It's official name was "The Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies." Some simply called it "John Company," others "Company Bahadur." But most people knew it as the Honourable East India Company. It was the first major shareholder-owned business enterprise. At its height it ruled more than a fifth of the world's population, and generated a revenue greater than the rest of Britain combined-including the government. To hold all this together it had it's own private army and navy consisting of over a quarter million men. But at it's heart, it was still a "company of merchants" and it was her merchant ships that made everything else possible. This is E. Keble Chatterton's authoritative account of those ships and the men who helped forge the history of two continents.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781934757437
ISBN-10: 1934757438
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Fireship Press
Publisher: Fireship Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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