The Struggle for Sea Power

by M.B. Synge


Description:  Book IV of the Story of the Worlds series. Focuses on the age of empire and world colonization. The histories of European colonies in America, Australia, South Africa, and India are related. Also covered are the Revolution in America, the French Revolution, and campaigns of Napoleon.


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Ages:  12-18
Length:  262 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-016-1
Genres:  History, British History

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Table of Contents

1. The Story of the Great Mogul
2. Robert Clive 
3. The Black Hole of Calcutta 
4. The Struggle for North America 
5. George Washington, Soldier and Patriot 
6. How Pitt Saved England 
7. The Fall of Quebec 
8. The Great Lord Hawke 
9. The Boston Tea-Ships 
10. The Declaration of Independence 
11. Captain Cook's Story 
12. James Bruce and the Nile 
13. The Trial of Warren Hastings 
14. Marie Antoinette 
15. The Fall of the Bastile 
16. The Flight to Varennes 
17. A Reign of Terror 
18. Napoleon Bonaparte 
19. Horatio Nelson 
20. The Adventures of Mungo Park 
21. The Adventures of Baron Humboldt 
22. The Beginning of the Struggle 
23. The Battle of the Nile 
24. Copenhagen 

25. Napoleon, Emperor of the French
26. The Battle of Trafalgar 
27. The Death of Nelson 
28. A Second Charlemagne 
29. The Rise of Wellington 
30. At the Cape of Good Hope 
31. The First Australian Colony 
32. Story of the Slave-Trade 
33. The Defense of Saragoza 
34. Sir John Moore at Coruna 
35. The Victory of Talavera 
36. The Peasant Hero of Tyrol 
37. The Empire at Its Height 
38. The Shannon and the Chesapeake 
39. Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow 
40. Wellington's Victories in Spain 
41. Spain for the Spaniards 
42. The Fall of the Empire 
43. Story of the Steam-Engine 
44. The Congress of Vienna 
45. The Eve of Waterloo 
46. Waterloo 
47. The Exile of St. Helena

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