• To Rule the Waves

  • How the British Navy Changed the Modern World
  • By: Arthur Herman
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (119 ratings)

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.
©2004 Arthur Herman (P)2016 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Davison on 26-10-17

excellent book, well read.

Gives a great overview of the Royal Navy's history with additional detail on defining moments. With the Royal Navy being such an integral part of Great Britain's politics and policy this book also provides the reader with a great understanding of the history of Great Britain's geopolitics. I would highly recommend for anyone interested in global and British history, warfare, the Royal Navy, and geopolitics. This book may change your view on the world.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr T C on 08-09-17

Broad in content but with wonderful focus on the key turning points of the RN

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Authur Herman covered the 500+yr history of the Royal Navy in Great detail with enthralling focus on key characters and interesting facts.

I had google to hand so I could see the ships and men he spoke about.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ernst ten Bosch on 21-09-17

Very entertaining though slightly biased

A little too much the view that the Royal navy had such à decisive role in history. Still, many little known details, and very complete. Very well read.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. on 16-02-17

Superb and easy to listen to.

Manages to bridge the gap between heavy intense history and a superb adventure story. One of the best general histories of the Royal Navy I have yet read. Much easier to listen to, and obviously less detailed than Massie's books but also far broader in scope.

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