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Download Storm and Conquest: The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Taylor Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's navy and France. 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. In bringing home Bengali saltpeter for the peninsular campaign with military and civilian passengers, Britain lost 14 of her great Indiamen, either sunk or taken by enemy frigates. Many hundreds of lives were lost, and the East India Company was shaken to its foundations. The focus of these disasters, military and meteorological, was a tiny French outpost in mid-ocean: the island known as Mauritius.

This is the story of that season. It brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women, and children caught at sea in hurricanes and those who survived to take up the battle to drive the French from the Eastern seas. Mauritius must be taken at any cost! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Koit | 3/7/2013

    " I quite like the human way Mr Taylor has approached this story which tells us of the British conquest of Mauritius in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the characters who played their part in this not-so-small expedition against the French isles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charlie | 5/4/2012

    " Really fascinating bit of naval history. Colourful characters, gory battles and terrifying storms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alleyne | 11/14/2011

    " I read this book as research for my regency historical. It was well written and filled in all the blanks I needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason Koivu | 1/7/2010

    " Excellent bucketfuls of detail on the minutia of British warfare and trade in the midst of the Napoleonic wars. You'll like this if you're a Nelson fan or like reading Patrick O'Brian books. "

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