Conquest, The Race for Empire Begins

B1639

 

As with previous Kydd tales, this new book includes a technology item and the reader will learn the part ‘camels’ can play in raiding an enemy camp. The storm at sea will also introduce many readers to a type of storm peculiar to the Indian Ocean. There are the important highs and lows as the story unfolds and it seems that Renzi may at last be closing in on marriage and a new career as a novelist.

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HMS Warrior 1860, Victoria’s Ironclad Deterrent

B1640

This is a fully revised edition of a book published originally in 1987 by Conway Maritime Press.

The author has a well-established reputation for the standard of his research and his presentation of those facts. The publisher has an equally well-established reputation for the very high standard of its historical naval publications. The joining of author and publisher therefore provides high expectations and these are not disappointed. The production of the book is first class and the standard of the lavish illustration is excellent.

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