Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 by Stephen Taylor
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0571224652 | 400 Pages | EPUB | 7 MB
By 1809 the Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's Navy and the French fleet. At stake was Britain's commercial lifeline to India - and its strategic capacity to wage war in Europe. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. Storm and Conquest brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women and children caught at sea in hurricanes, and those who survived to drive the French from the Eastern Seas.