The Wooden World

An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy

N. A. M. Rodger (Author, Exeter University)


From the award-winning naval scholar N. A. M. Rodger comes the most revealing account yet of the mighty Georgian navy and British naval society of the eighteenth century.

Meticulously researched, Rodger's portrait draws the reader into this fascinatingly complex world with vivid, entertaining characters and full details of life below the decks. The Wooden World provides the most complete history of a navy at any age, and is sure to be an indispensable volume for all fans of Patrick O'Brian, English history, and naval history.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 1996
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31469-4
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 464 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide, excluding Canada, the British Commonwealth and the European Union.

Endorsements & Reviews

“[Rodger] provides the reader with the most authoritative and enjoyable text on the subject that can be imagined.” — Patrick O'Brian

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