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Description - Tars by Tim Clayton

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340898031
ISBN-10: 0340898038
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 136mm x 24mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tim Clayton

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

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