Roy Adkins, with his wife,
Lesley, returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted
from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleon’s seizing power
and at the end by the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, Adkins
draws on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the
details of a sailor’s life—shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and
prisoners of war.
The War for All the Oceans is epic narrative history sure to appeal to fans of
Patrick O’Brian and C. S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and
social history. Download and start listening now!