This is a well written, comprehensive and thoroughly researched book. As someone whose knowledge of maritime history is verging on nonexistent I was fascinated by the detail of everyday life on board ship and the battles of which again I had hardly any knowledge. It has been a voyage of discovery for me. John Inglis himself is portrayed very well, he is not a one dimensional character at all and the author has been very fair and unbiased in the assessment of him and his career.
Due to my lack of knowledge I would have appreciated a graphic time line of historical events against his life events, and maps of the American and Dutch coasts to locate places more easily would also have been helpful.
It is a well researched book, complete with a full set of source data and bibliography.
by Anne D