Recommended reading for naval warfare in 18th century?

Dec 2016
97
Spain
#1
I want to read a book covering the naval warfare in 18th century (also known as age of sail). The more academic to learn the basic tactics, ships, strategy, the better. I am not interested in Napoleonic Wars period at this moment since I still own two books covering these campaigns. I am looking for a book covering 1700-1800 period.

Thank you in advance.
 
Jan 2010
4,418
Atlanta, Georgia USA
#2
Although it starts earlier, the best book I know is A.T.Mahan The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1600-1783. This book will change the way you think about history.
 

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