James Grant (1822–1887) was a Scottish author. A distant cousin of Sir Walter Scott he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. "Sea Battles In The Age Of Sail" collects Grants work on the subject of sea warfare, from Francis Drake to Trafalgar. Containing illustrations and remarkably detailed accounts of key battles and historically defining strategies. Very easy reading an ideal armchair side book to read, perhaps with a dram of Grant's national drink?