Bibliography: “Sailor’s Delight”

If you have any questions about any of the historical background of the book, feel free to comment or e-mail me! I love talking about this stuff. This is a partial bibliography with just some of my most heavily used sources.

  1. The prizes of war : the naval prize system in the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815 by J. R. Hill.
  2. Every Man Will Do His Duty: An Anthology of Firsthand Accounts from the Age of Nelson. Dean King with John B. Hattendorf, Editors.
  3. Dressed to Kill: British Naval Uniform, Masculinity and Contemporary Fashions, 1748–1857, 2nd ed., by Amy Miller.
  4. Scientific Instruments 1500–1900: An Introduction, by Gerard L’E Turner.
  5. The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649–1815 by N. A. M. Rodger.
  6. Alexander’s Hebrew Ritual and Doctrinal Explanation of the Whole Ceremonial Law, Oral and Traditional, of the Jewish Community in England and Foreign Parts by Levy Alexander (1819).
  7. The Illustrated Companion to Nelson’s Navy by Nicholas Blake and Richard Lawrence.
  8. The Royal Navy and Anglo-Jewry 1740–1820: Traders and those who served, by Geoffrey L. Green.
  9. “The Portsmouth Community and its Historical Background” and The Rise of Provincial Jewry by Cecil Roth.
  10. A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775–1815, by Evan Wilson.
  11. The Statutes relating to the Admiralty, Navy, Shipping, and Navigation of the United Kingdom from 9 Hen. III. to 3 Geo. IV. inclusive, with Notes, collected and arranged, under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, by John Raithby, of Lincoln’s Inn, Esq., Barrister at Law (1823).