To Rule the Waves

  • by Arthur Herman
  • Narrated by John Curless
  • 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.
This P.S. edition features extra insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.


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This book was very informative, interesting and well narrated. Made me want to keep listening at every twist and turn. A must read for historians of all types and layman alike
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- ashley

Fabulous book telling a fascinating story

Tracing the development of the navy from Tudor privateers to the falklands war this unusual perspective on world history kept me fascinated. Wonderful detail and biographical sketches brings many extraordinary characters to life. I loved it
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- Miriam Maughan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-12-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books