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An extraordinarily gripping narrative of how Britain, seemingly on the ropes after losing control of America and growing internal dissent - built the military and naval might to defeat Napoleon -- and in doing so transformed her destiny

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An extraordinarily gripping narrative of how Britain, seemingly on the ropes after losing control of America and growing internal dissent - built the military and naval might to defeat Napoleon -- and in doing so transformed her destiny

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David Andress is Professor of Modern History at the University of Portsmouth, where he has taught since 1994. He is the author of a number of acclaimed studies of the French Revolution and its international context, including The French Revolution and the People (2004), The Terror (2005), and 1789 (2008). As well as broadening his writing interests to embrace the British Isles, he is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution.

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David Andress writes well, charts the British experience of the struggle against Napoleon in a manner that is as thorough as it is enthusiastic, approaches his subject from a refreshing perspective and fills a serious gap in the historiography . . . The Savage Storm is a book that . . . should be read by all those interested in Britain's role in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars -- Charles Esdaile * Literary Review *
Andress's vivid account of Britain's history during the war years . . . He writes movingly about the reality of war, the experience of the common soldier and especially of the sailor . . . He shows commendable skill in interweaving the two narratives, the military and the political, to offer a convincing overview of the age -- Alan Forrest * BBC History Magazine *

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