Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom: Naval campaigns that shaped the modern world 1788-1851 (The Maritime Trilogy Book 2)
By Peter Padfield
In Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom, Peter Padfield presents a superb description and analysis of naval campaigns, conducted between 1788 and 1851, that shaped the modern world.
Winner of the Mountbatten Maritime Prize, this is the second of Padfield’s masterful trilogy that traces the impact of naval power on modern history, and the means by which it has been enacted. The book combines vivid and engrossing descriptions of historically important events with careful analysis and intelligent discussion of the idea that maritime powers are fundamentally different – in attitude, behaviours and outcomes – to landlocked states.