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An Analysis of the causes of the Wars and the course which they took.

Michael D. Miller

Michael D. Miller

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Michael Miller was born in 1928 and was educated at Rugby before serving in the military and attaining the rank of Sergeant on three separate occasions. He has enjoyed a full and successful career in law, having practised as a solicitor and became a partner in Thos. R Miller and Son, both in London and Bermuda.

Michael was a technical adviser to a NATO body, the Planning Board for Ocean Shipping, and is a member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. He is married to Gillian and has three daughters, Caroline and twins Clare and Jane.

Michael is the author of three books:

Wars of the Roses, which this site publishes. The printers turned pale at 200,000 words and were ready to pass out at 250,000 - this book is some 482,000 words long. The printers demanded it be shortened and Michael refused saying that "...something so complex, and the Wars were very complex indeed, could not be shortened without distortion. Ergo, no publication". Happily, you are now able to access this work through the Internet.

Uncommon Lawyer, Michael's personal memoir - in his words "It is the story of a not-altogether misspent life in one of the most fascinating areas of human endeavour, the shipping industry. It [the shipping industry] does not suit all tastes, it is true, but to me dealing with ships and the people who run them, coming as they do from all over the World, is the breath of life".

Marine War Risks, has appeared in two editions, the first in 1990, the second in 1994, and the supplement in 1999. The first won the British Law Associations prize in 1991. It was written at the behest of Lloyds of London Press in answer to public pressure for a work on this subject and is extensively used by Underwriters, Barristers, Solicitors, and has been of some guidance to the courts.