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For armchair admirals, history buffs, and naval enthusiasts everywhere, A Naval Miscellany is an indispensible and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities and stories from our naval past. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories are all included. Who were the naval heroes of the ancient world, and the world's worst admirals? How much did a midshipman get paid in the eighteenth century? What are the origins of sea shanties? Where are the biggest naval bases in the world today? And how does a ship float? It's all here in this little book that will amaze and enlighten even the most avid student of naval history!

Published: Osprey Publishing Ltd an imprint of Vearsa Limited on May 21, 2013
ISBN: 9781472803900
List price: $15.95
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An amusing, light read about varied facts, personalities, myths, legends, and just general trivia about naval matters. I doubt there's anything new here for the serious historian, but for those who just want a passing glance at nautical history, this is a fun book.read more
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An amusing, light read about varied facts, personalities, myths, legends, and just general trivia about naval matters. I doubt there's anything new here for the serious historian, but for those who just want a passing glance at nautical history, this is a fun book.
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