Author Results for Benjamin Arnstrong

Book Review-‘The War Against the Pirates: British and American suppression of Caribbean piracy in the early nineteenth century’ by B. Gough andC. Borras

By Benjamin Arnstrong

The recent rise in piracy studies has moved the history of maritime crime and oceanic security beyond the popular history or swashbuckling romantic tales of misunderstood men and women on the seven seas. Examinations of the economics of piracy, the motivations of individual sailors and captains, and how these actors related to the wider issues […] Read More

Filed under: Pirates | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Book Review-‘Strategy and the Sea: Essays in honour of John B. Hattendorf’ edited by N. A. M. Rodger, J. Ross Dancy, B. Darnell, and E. Wilson

By Benjamin Arnstrong

The state of the field of naval and maritime history, allegedly a precarious thing, is a common topic when any group of sea-minded historians gather for a coffee or a grog. In his plenary address as the Class of 1957 Chair in Naval Heritage at the 2015 McMullen Naval History Symposium, Dr David Rosenberg laid […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy