Author Results for Caitlin M. Gale

Book Review-‘Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793–1815’ ed. by H. Watt with A. Hawkins

By Caitlin M. Gale

Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793–1815 is an edited compilation of 255 letters to and from seamen below the rank of commissioned officer in the British navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. They provide eyewitness accounts of the naval mutinies in 1797, the battle of Trafalgar (1805), and the incident […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | War of 1812 | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

Book Review – ‘Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America’s secret first pivot toward Asia, 1832–37’ by Caitlin M. Gale

By Caitlin M. Gale

Embassy to the Eastern Courts is a diplomatic history about the efforts Edmund Roberts, a New England merchant, took in negotiating treaties for the young United States with Oman, Siam, Cochin China and Japan decades before Commodore Perry’s more famous operation. Set against the backdrop of Jacksonian politics, author Andrew C. A. Jampoler, a former […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy