Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF)


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    Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Roy A. Adkins The strap line to this book reads The extraordinary lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson's navy and that sums it up perfectly With chapters on all aspects of the seaman's world it gives a complete picture of the men the time and the conditions My only criticism if criticism it be is that the chapters are long and rather breathless with so much information presented without natural breaks as to make the narrative indiges

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    characters Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Roy A. Adkins Brilliant book I'm researching a novel set in this time period and this book was extremely helpful on the day to day details that help bring an era to life The organisation of a ship how it was run how much items cost the complicated system of

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    Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Roy A. Adkins Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) What a read Atkins depth of study is mind boggling and has created an account of the period that could eually be used as a textbook as well as an enjoyable read It is verging on being too long and did need to break it up with another book but the structure and layout of the chapters allows it to be slowly enjoyed over t

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    Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Roy A. Adkins Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read OMG LOVED this The bible And a fair amount of reliable information about women aboard ships in the age of sail

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    characters Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) A comprehensive and particularly well researched volume that still reads smoothly Adkins used a lot of primary sources to tell the tale and it made a difference

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    Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Roy A. Adkins A great read If you are a fan of Patrick O'Brian and Alexander Kent you will love this The insights are fascinating

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    Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) This is a fascinating account of what life was actually like for the land men sea men and officers on board 18th century Royal Navy ships Most histories of this era focus on Nelson himself and the Battle of Trafalgar but they say remarkably li

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    Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) A hit and miss book Some of the chapters are brilliant; the ones on battles surgery and the everyday drinkingwhoring culture were fun lurid and gripping euallyBetween and before these mainly before which makes the first 13 a bit of a struggle are tedious ones about eg washing facilities or pay ratesThere's als

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    Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Roy A. Adkins Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy (PDF) Roy A. Adkins Í 7 Free read A highly readable enlightening and engaging account of life in the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars A great mix of social and military history While not the greatest book on the navy available this account is surely one of the most accessible

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  • Paperback
  • 391
  • Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy
  • Roy A. Adkins
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9780349120348

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characters Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy 107 The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind powered wooden warships Drawn from all over Britain and beyond often unwillingly these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill courage and sheer determination They cast a long shadow with millions of their descendants alive today and many of t. What a read Atkins depth of study is mind boggling and has created an account of the period that could eually be used as a textbook as well as an enjoyable read It is verging on being too long and did need to break it up with another book but the structure and layout of the chapters allows it to be slowly enjoyed over time I ve already had a couple of reuests to borrow it

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characters Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy 107 S diaries and other manuscripts the emotions and experiences of these people are explored from the dread of press gangs shipwreck and disease to the exhilaration of battle grog prize money and prostitutes JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at wa. This is a fascinating account of what life was actually like for the land men sea men and officers on board 18th century Royal Navy ships Most histories of this era focus on Nelson himself and the Battle of Trafalgar but they say remarkably little about what it was like It turns out all the things you know about life on board ship are untrue This was not just about floggings and hard tack These ships were diverse communities of highly capable people including black people and some women Respected captains respected their men only using force when a sailor s behaviour threatened the ship in some way Because this book focuses on the war years of this golden age of sail it probably makes too much of the press gang In peaceful years most men volunteered for the navy and were considered the elite members of the working classes While battle was horrendous and old sailors were not treated as well as they should have been by 18th century standards sailors were treated pretty well and spent years learning their craft This is a splendid explanation of life on board ship and is well worth a read by the keen historian wanting to understand the context of Nelson s achievements and why the British Navy were so much successful than their European counterparts Their age was so different to our own and yet they faced similar challenges about getting the best from their people It turns out kindness and empathy were as effective then as they are now

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characters Jack Tar The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy 107 Heir everyday expressions such as 'skyscraper' and 'loose cannon' continuing to enrich our language Yet their contribution is freuently overlooked while the officers became celebrities JACK TAR gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting enthralling often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail Through personal letter. A comprehensive and particularly well researched volume that still reads smoothly Adkins used a lot of primary sources to tell the tale and it made a difference