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Mr Barrow of the Admiralty A Life of Sir John Barrow 1764-1948 Christopher Lloyd Late Prof. of History Royal Naval College Greenwich
HB medium Size 1970 First Edition 224 pages great to fair overall used Ex Lib. read condition, with DW cover although cover rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, some page crinkled crease, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book. ex lib stamps stickers etc,
Comprehensive, insightful, extremely informative covering biography wide range & variety life, career, achievements of this outstanding figure of 18th & 19th centuries, he began life as a deckhand aboard a whaler, an apprentice Liverpool iron-founder. Meteoric rise he became a Fellow of the Royal Society & founder of the Royal Geographical Society. Lent his name to remote places like Barrow Strait & Point Barrow in Alaska, prime mover renaissance of polar exploration, achieved voyages of Ross, Parry & Franklin, also responsible for significant reform of naval administration, served as Secretary of the Admiralty 1804-1845, linking the days of Nelson with the Victorian era. Professor Lloyd describes the life and achievements of this remarkable man & lots more,

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