Author Results for Robert J. C. Mowat

Book Review – ‘Searching for the Finmen: An unplanned journey in homage to the kayak and its Inuit masters’ by Norman Rogers

By Robert J. C. Mowat

This is an unusual and engaging book. The author is, to use a term he applies to another, a ‘kayakophile’, who investigated the development and characteristics of the kayak during prolonged recovery from a debilitating medical condition. Successful completion (in 2006) of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race happily marks the simultaneous achievement of both […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Book Review – ‘The Fighting Temeraire: Legend of Trafalgar’; ‘The Admiral Benbow: The life and times of a naval legend’; ‘The Glorious First of June: Fleet battle in the age of terror’ by Sam Willis

By Robert J. C. Mowat

The ‘Great Age’ of the sailing warship has received such detailed study that is difficult to believe there is more to be said on the subject. Many (possibly most) Mariner’s Mirror readers will emphatically doubt this view, and these books will justify their view. Taken together the Hearts of Oak trilogy aims to examine ‘three of the most […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Biography | Miscellaneous | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design