Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10

Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10

by StephenTaylor (Author)

Synopsis

The Indian Ocean, 1809. At stake: Britain's commercial lifeline to India and naval supremacy. 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. All shared a need to prove themselves - to make a career, or a fortune, or a marriage - in places which could be at once magnificent and terrifying.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 04 Sep 2008

ISBN 10: 0571224679
ISBN 13: 9780571224678
Book Overview: Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 by Stephen Taylor is a gripping account of the infamous Battle for Mauritius, between Nelson's navy and the French fleet.

Author Bio
Stephen Taylor grew up in South Africa, and now works for The Times. He is the author of several celebrated books on Africa, most recently The Caliban Shore, which was described by Paul Theroux as 'a wonderful book, hugely satisfying on many levels' and by Jan Morris as 'masterly ... A great adventure story.'