The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command

4.5 avg rating
( 151 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141980324: The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command

Foreword by Admiral Sir John Woodward. When published in hardcover in 1997, this book was praised for providing an engrossing education not only in naval strategy and tactics but in Victorian social attitudes and the influence of character on history. In juxtaposing an operational with a cultural theme, the author comes closer than any historian yet to explaining what was behind the often described operations of this famous 1916 battle at Jutland. Although the British fleet was victorious over the Germans, the cost in ships and men was high, and debates have raged within British naval circles ever since about why the Royal Navy was unable to take advantage of the situation. In this book Andrew Gordon focuses on what he calls a fault-line between two incompatible styles of tactical leadership within the Royal Navy and different understandings of the rules of the games.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Andrew Gordon began his investigation of Jutland in the late 1980s. He has a PhD in War Studies and is the author of an acclaimed exploration of naval policy and administration in the 1920s and 1930s.

Review:

'Anyone who is interested in warfare or the Royal Navy should read this stunningly original account of the 1916 Battle of Jutland and "the reasons why". Gordon is a compelling storyteller, and his weighty tome should frighten no one. It is a classic of the genre.' -- Sir Max Hastings, Evening Standard 'Paperback of t 20000925 'For all naval historians, riveting reading' -- Christopher Andrew, Sunday Telegraph 20000925 'The Rules of the Game is the best book I have read for months ... Gordon researches brilliantly and writes compellingly. His fans are now clamouring for him to write another big book. He is much too good to be allowed to rest on his laurels.' -- The Spectator 20001104 'They don't come much better than this' -- Alan Judd 20001104 'A superb study of military culture' -- Jeremy Black, History Today 20001104 'The most profound study of Jutland this reviewer has ever read' -- Antony Preston, Warship 20001104 'For those who love the epic of sea power ... unputdownable' -- William Waldegrave 20001104 'Does far more than just chart the Battle of Jutland' -- The Times 20050809 'A marvellous work ... a rare combination of major substance and easy accessibility' -- Jon Sumida, American Neptune 20050809

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Andrew Gordon
Published by Penguin 2015-06-25 (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 2015-06-25, 2015. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05238582

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gordon, Andrew
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23288058-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Andrew Gordon
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the Longman s History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature More than a century had gone by since the Battle of Trafalgar. Generation after generation of British naval captains had been dreaming ever since of a new Trafalgar - a cataclysmic encounter which would decisively change a war s outcome. At last, in the summer of 1916, they thought their moment had come.Andrew Gordon s extraordinary, gripping book brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Andrew Gordon
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the Longman s History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature More than a century had gone by since the Battle of Trafalgar. Generation after generation of British naval captains had been dreaming ever since of a new Trafalgar - a cataclysmic encounter which would decisively change a war s outcome. At last, in the summer of 1916, they thought their moment had come.Andrew Gordon s extraordinary, gripping book brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gordon, Andrew
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2015. Book Condition: New. Winner of the Longman's History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature, this book recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath. Num Pages: 720 pages. BIC Classification: 1DND; 3JJF; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN; JWF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 46. Weight in Grams: 556. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gordon, Andrew
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. Winner of the Longman's History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature, this book recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath. Num Pages: 720 pages. BIC Classification: 1DND; 3JJF; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN; JWF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 46. Weight in Grams: 556. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Andrew Gordon
Published by Penguin (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2015. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gordon, Andrew
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Andrew Gordon
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2015-06-25, London (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2015-06-25, London, 2015. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141980324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Andrew Gordon
Published by Penguin (2015)
ISBN 10: 014198032X ISBN 13: 9780141980324
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2015. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141980324_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book