Maritime & naval historians, your opinion, please?
Posted by Woodhouse on June 03, 1998 at 14:19:21:
I am in the process of adding several books to my ever-growing library and urgently need the recommendation of my learned associates on the following:
A comprehensive book about maritime history during the regency period, and perhaps covering the colonial period as well. I have quite a bit on naval history, from Hibert's biography of Nelson and backward. However, I now require something which focuses less on the naval aspect and more on commerce and navigation. Anyone?
In keeping with the above, are there any worthy works of fiction based on maritime history of this period? Again, I have Hornblower, Drinkwater, et al, but now seek something about commercial and/or pleasure sailing.
And one last topic: smuggling. Particularly during the French Wars and up through the Regency. I am very interested in learning more about the smuggling trade between England and the continent. Non-fiction is preferred, but fiction would be great as well.
Well-read cyber-companions, please scan your shelves and tell me what you have enjoyed. Thanking you in advance for your kindess, I remain, gratefully yours, etc.,
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