Churchill and Fisher

Titans at the Admiralty
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Binding:Hardcover
Published:November 1, 2017
A vivid study in the politics and stress of high command, this book describes the decisive roles of young Winston Churchill as political head of the Admiralty and the aging Admiral Sir John "Jacky" Fisher as professional master and creator of HMS Dreadnought.
 
Churchill and Fisher exhibited vision, genius, and energy, but the war unfolded in unexpected ways. This dual biography, based on a fresh and thorough appraisal of the Churchill and Fisher papers, reveals a strange and unique pairing of sea lords who found themselves seeking to maintain the primacy of the Royal Navy.
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Product Details
  • Subject: Royal Navy
  • Hardcover : 640 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 1, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1526703569
  • ISBN-13: 9781526703569
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 X 9.3 in
  • Shipping Weight: 41.92 lb
Praise
  • This book made Keith Simpson’s Christmas Reading List. Keith Simpson is a British politician and military historian.
  • "This is a most enthralling story... It is a book to be valued as a standard treatise of the times for students of the period - whether they are in the 'fishpond' or not." —Australian Naval Institute
  • "Churchill and Fisher is required reading for anyone with an interest in the Royal Navy and the Great War at sea." —Strategy Page
BARRY GOUGH, prize-winning and acclaimed historian and biographer, is a Fellow of Kings College London and Archives Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge. He is author of numerous studies of sea power and imperial affairs, including Historical Dreadnoughts and That Hamilton Woman. He is emeritus professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

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