By Sam Willis
For the 1st time, Sam Willis bargains a desirable naval standpoint to at least one of the best of all ancient conundrums: How did 13 remoted colonies, who, in 1775 started a battle with Britain with no army or a military, win their independence from the best naval and army strength on earth?
The American Revolution used to be a naval warfare of titanic scope and diversity, together with at the least twenty-two navies scuffling with on 5 oceans - to assert not anything of rivers and lakes. In no different conflict have been such a lot of large-scale fleet battles fought, certainly one of which used to be the main strategically major naval conflict in all of British, French and American background. Simultaneous naval campaigns have been fought within the English Channel, the North and Mid-Atlantic, the Mediterranean, off South Africa, within the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Pacific, the North Sea and, after all, off the jap Seaboard of the USA. now not until eventually the second one global struggle might any state actively struggle in such a lot of varied theatres.
In The fight for Sea Power, Sam Willis strains each key army occasion within the route to American Independence from a naval standpoint and he additionally brings this crucial standpoint to endure on financial, political and social advancements that have been basic to the luck of the Revolution. In doing so Willis deals priceless new insights to American, British, French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian history.
the result's a much more profound figuring out of the impression of sea strength upon heritage, of the yank route to independence and of the increase and fall of the British Empire.