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Book Review of England in the War of the Spanish Succession: A Study of the English View and Conduct of Grand Strategy, 1702-1712

Posted by William Young on November 26, 2012

International History

John B. Hattendorf. England in the War of the Spanish Succession: A Study of the English View and Conduct of Grand Strategy, 1702-1712. Modern European History series.  New York and London: Garland, 1987. ISBN 978-0-824-07813-3. Tables. Maps. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xxii, 408.

Dr John B. Hattendorf, the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History and Chairman of the Maritime History Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than forty books on British and American maritime history and naval warfare.  The present study is the published version of Hattendorf’s doctoral dissertation, completed in 1979, at Oxford University.  It was published in the Garland series of outstanding dissertations in 1987, and has been out-of-print and difficult to obtain since 1989.

Hattendorf presents an analytical study of English war aims, grand strategy, and the conduct of operations during the War of the…

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