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e-Book The Fighting Temeraire: The Battle of Trafalgar and the Ship that Inspired J. M. W. Turner's Most Beloved Painting (The Hearts of Oak Trilogy) download

e-Book The Fighting Temeraire: The Battle of Trafalgar and the Ship that Inspired J. M. W. Turner's Most Beloved Painting (The Hearts of Oak Trilogy) download

by Sam Willis

ISBN: 1605981249
ISBN13: 978-1605981246
Language: English
Publisher: Pegasus Books (November 15, 2010)
Pages: 352
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Photography

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The extraordinary story of the mighty Temeraire, the ship behind J. M. W. Turner's iconic painting. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way)

The extraordinary story of the mighty Temeraire, the ship behind J. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).

The Fighting Temeraire book. In this evocative new volume, Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of the vessel behind the painting and the making of the The . Temeraire, one of Britain& most illustrious fighting ships, is known to millions through . Turner& masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire (1839), which portrays the battle-scarred veteran of Britain& wars with.

The battle of trafalgar and the ship that inspired j. turner’s most beloved painting sam . TURNER’S MOST BELOVED PAINTING SAM WILLIS THE HEARTS OF OAK TRILOGY This is the first book of the Hearts of Oak trilogy, which. The Temeraire in Turner’s painting was actually the second ship in the Royal Navy to carry that name, but it is impossible to tell her story satisfactorily without explaining how the name came to be British at all, and how and why it was chosen for the prestigious three-decked 98-gun warship built at Chatham in 1793.

A good history inspired by Turner's 1839 painting of the . Temeraire being towed to the break up yard by a steam tug. The history covers the years from 1759 (The Seven Year's War) till 1815 (The Battle of Trafalgar). Reads like a novel in many places, because Wiliis doesn't let history get in the way of a good story. usnmm2, April 14, 2012.

Turner's Temeraire was the second ship in the Royal Navy to carry the name. The first, a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in 1759, served with distinction during the Seven Years' War before being sold off in 1784

Turner's Temeraire was the second ship in the Royal Navy to carry the name. The first, a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in 1759, served with distinction during the Seven Years' War before being sold off in 1784. The second Temeraire, named in honor of her predecessor, was a prestigious three-decked, 98-gun warship that broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelson& flagship Victory at Trafalgar in 1805, saving the Vice-Admiral at a crucial moment in the battle.

Turner's great fascination and admiration for the 98-gun ship, the Temeraire, and her valiant battle story inspired this painting. The Temeraire played a key role in England's victory in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar against Napoleon forces. Her determined efforts earned her the name, "Fighting Temeraire. Thirty-three years after her glorious days, she was to be forgotten and broken up for scrap parts after being replaced by the modern steamboat.

The Fighting Temeraire, tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838 is an oil painting by the English artist Joseph Mallord William Turner, painted in 1838 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1839. The painting depicts the 98-gun HMS Temeraire, one of the last second-rate ships of the line to have played a distinguished role in the Battle of Trafalgar, being towed by a paddle-wheel steam tug towards its final berth in Rotherhithe in Surrey in 1838 to be broken up for scrap.

by Manet, Hockney and Van Gogh. Sam Willis tells the real-life story behind this remarkable painting.

The extraordinary story of the mighty Temeraire, the ship behind J. M. W. Turner's iconic painting.

The H.M.S. Temeraire, one of Britain`s most illustrious fighting ships, is known to millions through J.M.W. Turner`s masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire (1839), which portrays the battle-scarred veteran of Britain`s wars with Napoleonic France. In this evocative new volume, Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of the vessel behind the painting and the making of the painting itself. Turner's Temeraire was the second ship in the Royal Navy to carry the name. The first, a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in 1759, served with distinction during the Seven Years' War before being sold off in 1784. The second Temeraire, named in honor of her predecessor, was a prestigious three-decked, 98-gun warship that broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelson`s flagship Victory at Trafalgar in 1805, saving the Vice-Admiral at a crucial moment in the battle. This tale of two ships spans the heyday of the age of sail: the climaxes of both the Seven Years War (1756-63) and the Napoleonic Wars (1798-1815). Filled with richly evocative detail, and narrated with the pace and gusto of a master storyteller, The Fighting Temeraire is an enthralling and deeply satisfying work of narrative history. 36 pages of color illustrations
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Knights from Bernin
I enjoyed this book a great deal and it's accessible to a reader like me with no background in the history of naval warfare. This account of the Temeraire, a ship that fought at Trafalgar, is well-written, thoroughly researched, and quite absorbing. The linkage to the Turner painting of the Temeraire being towed by a steam tug to its destruction justifies the elegiac tone. The background information, such as the logistics of preparing and provisioning a ship of the line in the Age of Sail, is quite fascinating. The descriptions of naval tactics and of the battles are very well done.

It doesn't seem fair to me to penalize the book itself for this, but if I could have given a separate rating for form as opposed to content, it would have been low. Prospective readers should be aware that whoever prepared the book for the Kindle has done a shoddy job. A minor cavil is that there are no links from the text to the endnotes. This is not a serious problem because with only a few exceptions the notes are purely bibliographic, with no commentary, but it is annoying. There are a handful of footnotes, which are linked from the text, but I failed to notice the very discreet asterisks that identified them, and only found out that there were footnotes when I stumbled across them while paging through the back of the book.

A more serious flaw is that the place-names on the maps are largely unreadable. Also, there are no links between references in the text to illustrations and the illustrations themselves. In other words, when the text refers to "Fig. 19," one can't simply click on that reference to see the illustration. One must first navigate to the list of illustrations, which I bookmarked to get there more quickly, and then from there to the particular illustration sought. Even then (and this is characteristic of many Kindle books, it seems), one is taken to a page with nothing on it but the caption for the illustration. One must click yet again to go back a page to the illustration itself. This of course also means multiple additional clicks on the Back button to return to where one was reading.

The illustrations themselves are dark and muddy on the Kindle. I haven't seen the book, but I can't imagine that they are that bad on paper.

I recommend paying the relatively small differential to get the hardcover version. For the Turner painting, go on line to the National Gallery in London for a version in color that you can zoom in on.

Helldor
I was very pleased with this book. The author starts this book with Turner's famous painting and leaves us there as well. Having been lucky enough to have viewed this painting while in London, this book was a must for me. Fortunately Willis thought it important to tell us of the first Temeraire which not surprisingly was a French prize. I thought it interesting to see how the Royal Navy modified the ship for their use with additional storage for food and water and even improvements with superior English blocks for the rigging. After learing the history of the original, Willis moves on to the new Temeraire which was built at Chatham yards, which can still be visited today. The history of the new second rate ship of the line is fascinating indeed. My favorite chapter deals with the mutiny on board while she carried an admiral's flag! Her part at Trafalgar is well covered, where she gained fame by saving Nelson's H.M.S Victory as well as taking two prizes. I very much enjoyed the final chapters of the book, describing her part in the Baltic campaign, her role as a prison hulk and a guard ship. The most moving chapter involves her breaking up which moved many Britons who had a new awarenes of the importance of the Battle of Trafalgar which in turn inspired Turner to create his masterpiece. The book finishes with a list of the Trafalgar crew and poetry written about the ship by Herman Melville and others, and a note on the importance of preserving historic vessels. This is a book that will leave you with the feeling that you have gained something from the time invested in this volume, and an urge to visit historic vessels whenever possible.

Tygrafym
Love books about man of war sail boats during England French wars. This is a true story and shows great research. Hard to put down. Brought to life interesting characters what deserve additional research on my part. Loved the book.

Voodoolkree
Never heard of the this ship before but Willis brings it to life and weaves it into a fascinating history of British seapower before the age of steam. Nice review of how wooden ships were built in the great shipbuilding yards and why the French and the Spanish had different designs because they looked at seapower differently. Although this wasn't Nelson's ship they are linked by their actions at Trafalgar. Also a good review of why the painting of the ship is the most popular in British history.

Nothing personal
Excellent description of the fighting ships, sea warfare during the Napoleonic wars, and the life of the fighting men of the time. Exciting descriptions of how the Temeraire was fought and how it was viewed by the public at the time. Readable and does not require any pre-existing military knowledge to be understandable.

Cherry The Countess
I thoroughly enjoyed this book .. Sam Willis is right into the very essence of the navy around Nelson's time .. need to be agile to appreciate the odd detours but great read .. if your an ex seafarer you'll have an extra buzz as long as you weren't below deck at the time ! Stick to the quarterdeck ...

Bralore
I enjoy anything written by Sam Willis!!!

I purchased the hardback version of this book as a Christmas present for my partner who is really into history and historical battles. Once started, he couldn't put it down. That in itself speaks volumes. Although I haven't actually read The Fighting Temeraire as yet (I do plan to, given a chance - my partner is always referring back to some page or other), I was very impressed with the publication as it also contains really good colour plates and black and white illustrations. I can definitely say it is 'a book to keep' and one that has become a firm favourite in my partner's collection. So for anyone who likes historical sea battles, this book is a must!

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