Ebb Tide in the British Maritime Industries
Change and Adaptation, 1918-1990
Alan G. Jamieson
Alan G. Jamieson is Leverhulme Research Fellow in British Maritime History in the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, University of Exeter.
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... the text is supported by a good index, an extensive and up-to-date bibiliography and reference to wide-ranging primary sources. The production standards are high, although this reader would prefer footnotes to endnotes, and the cover price is reasonable.
International Journal of Maritime History Vol XV No 3
This book is a rare animal, namely a broad work of synthesis. Maritime history as a sub-discipline is strong on highly-specialist and tightly-focussed research, rather less so on this kind of work: we need more of it. Jamieson has done a good job in ‘zooming out’ here … While established specialists in the field will no doubt regard it as a useful and interesting work, those looking for a broader coverage will find, as I did, that this is a splendid ‘one-stop-shop’, saving them several inches of bookshelf space … I commend it to everyone except nostalgic Brits with suppressed suicidal tendencies.
Adrian Jarvis The Northern Mariner XIII
The book is recommended to all who seek authoritative facts and reasoning on its subject. They will go far to find a better survey.
Richard Hill The Naval Review
This book is produced to the usual high standard of the University of Exeter Press publications.
Journal for Maritime Research
While many might take issue with his somewhat fatalistic conclusions, there is no doubt that Mr Jamieson has produced a very readable and fact-rich account of the decline of British maritime power and it provides a stimulating and challenging overview of the demise of Britannia’s rule.
Telegraph Journal of Numast Vol 36 No 8
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: January 3, 2002
Series: Exeter Maritime Studies