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Statesmen and Sea Power
Statesmen and Sea Power
By Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond
Oxford University Press, 1947, 369 pp

Starting with the Age of Elizabeth, Admiral Richmond shows how British statesmen, as distinguished from the professional sailors, provided for the growth and power of the British Navy through long-range planning and direction. This penetrating study is an expansion of the Ford Lectures delivered at Oxford in 1943 and was published shortly before the author's death.