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Armada

By Ernest Cline
  • ISBN Code: : 0804137269
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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From the author of Ready Player One, a rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could. Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. And too often, he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure. So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness. Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callled Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders. As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, its future, even his own life--and to play the hero for real, with humanity's life in the balance. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like...well...fiction? At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics as only Ernest Cline can, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.

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The Literary Side of the Armada

By Cristina Vallaro
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527574911
  • Total of Pages : 201
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: the-literary-side-of-the-armada.pdf

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The Anglo-Spanish War in the 16th century reached its climax in August 1588, when King Philip’s Felicissima Armada challenged Queen Elizabeth’s fleet in the waters of the Channel. If the outcome of the war has been much commented on and debated throughout the centuries, the impact the war had on literature has been neglected for a long time. This book presents to scholars, students and readers how the Armada was dealt with in the literature of the countries involved in the conflict. It offers a view on the Armada from both Spanish and English voices: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and Drayton are flanked by Góngora, Cervantes and Lope de Vega.

The Spanish Armada

By Robert Hutchinson
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  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 0297866389
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 632
  • Pdf File: the-spanish-armada.pdf

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A dramatic blow-by-blow account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet - a tale of derring-do and disaster on the high seas by one of our best narrative historians. After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588. Robert Hutchinson's tautly written book is the first to examine this battle for intelligence, and uses everything from contemporary eye-witness accounts to papers held by the national archives in Spain and the UK to recount the dramatic battle that raged up the English Channel. Contrary to popular theory, the Armada was not defeated by superior English forces - in fact, Elizabeth I's parsimony meant that her ships had no munitions left by the time the Armada had fought its way up to the south coast of England. In reality it was a combination of inclement weather and bad luck that landed the killer blow on the Spanish forces, and of the 125 Spanish ships that set sail against England, only 60 limped home - the rest sunk or wrecked with barely a shot fired.

The Tsar's Last Armada

By Constantine V Pleshakov
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0786725494
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: the-tsar-s-last-armada.pdf

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On May 14-15, 1905, in the Tsushima Straits near Japan, an entire Russian fleet was annihilated, its ships sunk, scattered, or captured by the Japanese. In the deciding battle of the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese lost only three destroyers but the Russians lost twenty-two ships and thousands of sailors. It was the first modern naval battle, employing all the new technology of destruction. The old imperial navy was woefully unprepared. The defeat at Tsushima was the last and greatest of many indignities suffered by the Russian fleet, which had traveled halfway around the world to reach the battle, dogged every mile by bad luck and misadventure. Their legendary admiral, dubbed "Mad Dog," led them on an extraordinary eighteen-thousand-mile journey from the Baltic Sea, around Europe, Africa, and Asia, to the Sea of Japan. They were burdened by the Tsar's incompetent leadership and the old, slow ships that he insisted be included to bulk up the fleet. Moreover, they were under constant fear of attack, and there were no friendly ports to supply coal, food, and fresh water. The level of self-sufficiency attained by this navy was not seen again until the Second World War. The battle of Tsushima is among the top five naval battles in history, equal in scope and drama to those of Lepanto, Trafalgar, Jutland, and Midway, yet despite its importance it has been long neglected in the West. With a novelist's eye and a historian's authority, Constantine Pleshakov tells of the Russian squadron's long, difficult journey and fast, horrible defeat.

Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution

By Iain McCalman
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393071294
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Science
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"Sparkling…an extraordinary true-adventure story, complete with trials, tribulations and moments of exultation." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Award-winning cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his staunchest supporters: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. Beginning with the somber morning of April 26, 1882—the day of Darwin's funeral—Darwin's Armada steps back and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers, who campaigned passionately in the war of ideas over evolution and advanced the scope of Darwin's work.

Defending The Island

By Norman Longmate
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446475751
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : History
  • Members : 438
  • Pdf File: defending-the-island.pdf

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In a brilliantly imaginative blend of military, social and diplomatic history, Norman Longmate retells our island story from the perspective of its defenders, in a narrative which stretches from the Celtic tribes who unsuccessfully fought against Ceasar to the great seabourne defence against the Armada of Philip of Spain. He has gone back to the original sources and investigated the original battlegrounds and weak spots in Britain's defences. But the real strength of his book is its seamless narrative of history, which uncovers the truth behind the legends. A mass of solidly researched fact, not readily found elsewhere, is seasoned with lively, humorous and occassionally gruesome anecdote. The result, providing at once an invaluable sourcebook for the specialist and an enthralling narrative for the general reader, is by far the most comprehensive and accessible history of England versus invasion ever published.

The Spanish Armada

By Jay Williams
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  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Book Code : 161230916X
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : History
  • Members : 706
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In the summer of 1588, a great body of ships sailed from Spain on a Crusade: to restore England to Catholicism. The ensuing events brought a Spanish word, armada, into the English language and created a host of legends. Intrepid English sea dogs in tiny ships, it was said, had bravely faced down towering Spanish galleons. Finally, a storm sent by a vengeful God wrecked most of that proud fleet on its way home. Award-winning author Jay Williams sheds new light on the traditional picture. Although the English were superior sailors, the two fleets were evenly matched. Moreover, the battle emerges as the high point of a four-year cold war between England and Spain. Only when set in the context of a Europe bitterly divided between Catholics and Protestants can the contest be fully understood. The personalities of Queen Elizabeth I of England and King Philip II of Spain and their commanders - especially Francis Drake - are also key to this dramatic story.

The Armada Legacy (Ben Hope, Book 8)

By Scott Mariani
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007398441
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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A GRIPPING THRILLER FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch’ Andy McDermott

Aron's Absurd Armada

By MiSun Kim
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0316221619
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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We are pirates... Yup, we are totally pirates... Whatever anyone may think, we are definitely pirates... We have a captain, a crew (?), and even Robin, so we are absolutely pirates... Captain Aron is a brainless idiot, and Robin only loves money, but we are still pirates... Sailing in search of treasure (or not), we are unquestionably pirates... So, in conclusion, we are pirates...!

Armada

By Scott Mariani
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  • Publisher : City Edition
  • Book Code : 2824645083
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: armada.pdf

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Sur une route de campagne, une voiture est prise en embuscade par des hommes armés. A bord se trouvent des archéologues qui viennent d'annoncer la découverte de l’épave d’un navire de l’Armada espagnole, coulé au XVIe siècle. Au cours de l’embuscade, l’ex-petite amie de Ben Hope est enlevée. L’ancien soldat d’élite met tout en œuvre pour la retrouver et comprendre ce qui se passe. Quel est le lien entre cet enlèvement, la découverte de l’antique navire et les activités secrètes du riche commanditaire qui a financé la campagne de récupération ? Sur les traces de la légendaire Armada et de son trésor perdu, Ben découvre un complot où corruption et assassinat sont monnaie courante... Un thriller archéologique dopé à l'adrénaline.

The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland

By Ken Douglas
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  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Book Code : 0717151492
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
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The English navy inflicted a narrow defeat on the Armada, but it was the Irish coast that encompassed its downfall. 'Heed that coast!' The Duke of Medina Sidonia wanted only to guide La Felissima Armada home safely. In the North Sea he issued sailing instructions, which, if they had been followed, would have given the Armada a safety margin of at least 300 miles. He particularly ordered them to '...take great heed lest you fall upon the island of Ireland for fear of the harm that may happen unto you upon that coast.' They were in no doubt that Ireland was to be avoided. His words proved to be more than a warning: they were a prophecy, which was inexorably fulfilled. A siren of alluring beauty, the Irish coast also conceals deadly danger. Destiny was to conspire to transform it into an instrument of terrible destruction and tragic loss of life. In the Atlantic the Armada encountered continuous southerly winds and unknown ocean currents. It was two centuries before it became possible to calculate longitude at sea, and they were unaware that they had not sailed far enough westwards to give themselves the prescribed safety margin. They became separated and lost, and when they at last turned southwards, scattered groups unintentionally descended on Ireland, arriving at fourteen different locations from Donegal to Kerry. Many found shelter, but a few were lost. But on 21 September 1588 fourteen ships were destroyed by hurricane force winds: the only occasion during the entire voyage when ships were completely destroyed by the weather. 'A most extreme and cruel storm' the Irish described it. The Spanish recorded that 'in the morning it began to blow from the west with a most terrible fury, bright and with little rain.' Ships that had stayed at sea survived. In Donegal Bay the galleass Girona had sheltered with about 1,000 men. In October, Don Alonso de Leyva arrived with almost 1,000 more. His entourage included young men from all the noble families of Spain. After being repaired, the Girona departed for Scotland at the end of October, overloaded with 1,300 survivors. She so nearly got there, but foundered near the Giant's Causeway with the loss of de Leyva and the flower of Spanish nobility. In all, 24 Spanish ships were lost in Ireland and about 5,000 men died, far greater losses than had been suffered in the English Channel. The English navy inflicted a narrow defeat on the Armada, but it was the Irish coast that encompassed its downfall. Long before it had been surveyed and charted, when it was almost as unknown to mariners as the surface of the moon, for a few brief months in the autumn of 1588, the Irish coast was caught in the headlights of history.

Operation Neptune 1944

By Ken Ford
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472802721
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : History
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The story of Operation Neptune was, of course, more than just a tale of planning, building and logistics. It had action a-plenty and the emotive tales of bravery, ingenuity and determination by the crews of the ships involved brought credit to the naval traditions of the Allied nations. Battleships, cruisers and destroyers bombarded enemy positions; midget submarines pointed the way to the beaches; minesweepers worked secretly by night to clear lanes; landing craft of all sizes braved enemy fire and mines to deposit their loads on the beaches and naval beach parties endured shellfire and machine guns to bring order to the beaches. Royal Navy commandos and US naval engineers dealt with beach obstacles against rising tides in the face of withering enemy fire. Losses during Neptune and the days after the assault were quite heavy. Operation Neptune had more casualties amongst its vessels than any other naval enterprise in World War II.

Operation Neptune 1944

By Ken Ford
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 147280273X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : History
  • Members : 802
  • Pdf File: operation-neptune-1944.pdf

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The story of Operation Neptune was, of course, more than just a tale of planning, building and logistics. It had action a-plenty and the emotive tales of bravery, ingenuity and determination by the crews of the ships involved brought credit to the naval traditions of the Allied nations. Battleships, cruisers and destroyers bombarded enemy positions; midget submarines pointed the way to the beaches; minesweepers worked secretly by night to clear lanes; landing craft of all sizes braved enemy fire and mines to deposit their loads on the beaches and naval beach parties endured shellfire and machine guns to bring order to the beaches. Royal Navy commandos and US naval engineers dealt with beach obstacles against rising tides in the face of withering enemy fire. Losses during Neptune and the days after the assault were quite heavy. Operation Neptune had more casualties amongst its vessels than any other naval enterprise in World War II.

The Year after the Armada, and Other Historical Studies

By Martin A. S. Hume
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : History
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: the-year-after-the-armada-and-other-historical-studies.pdf

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This book is a monograph on the history of the Spanish Armada. It provides new clues to the history of the Spanish maritime fleet in the late 16th century and its important tasks. As the preface says, "From such treasure-trove as this, and from other sources which have generally been overlooked or neglected by English historians, the studies contained in the present book have been drawn; and it is hoped that some fresh knowledge as well as amusement may be gained from them."

The Year after the Armada, and Other Historical Studies

By Martin Andrew Sharp Hume
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146561236X
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On the night of Sunday, the 28th of July, 1588, the great Armada was huddled, all demoralised and perplexed, in Calais roads. Only a week before the proudest fleet that ever rode the seas laughed in derision at the puny vessels that alone stood between it and victory over the heretic Queen and her pirate countrymen, who for years had plundered and insulted with impunity the most powerful sovereign in Europe. Gilded prows and fluttering pennons, great towering hulls which seemed to defy destruction, the fervid approbation of all Latin Christendom, and the assurance of Divine protection, combined to produce in the men of the Armada absolute confidence in an easy conquest. But six days of desultory fighting in the Channel had opened their eyes to facts thitherto undreamed of. Handy ships, that could sail several points closer to the wind than their unwieldy galleons, could harass and distress them without coming to close quarters. At first they shouted that the English were afraid of them, but as the sense of their own impotence gradually grew upon them their spirits sank. Brave they were, but, said they, of what use is bravery against foes who will not fight with us hand to hand in the only way we wot of? And so from day to day, whilst they straggled up the Channel, their boasting gave place to dismay and disorganisation. They saw their ships were being sunk and disabled one after the other, whilst the English vessels were suffering little damage and had safe ports of refuge behind them. Thus at the end of the week they found themselves with a dangerous shoally coast to leeward, in an exposed roadstead surrounded by the reinforced English fleet. They were ripe for panic, for their commander was a fool and a craven in whom they had no confidence; and when the English fireships drifted down upon them with the wind, flaring in the darkness of the summer night, abject paralysing terror turned the huge fleet into a hustling mob of ships, in which the sole thought was that of flight. From that moment the Armada was beaten. The storms on the northern and Irish coasts, the cold, the rotten food and putrid water, pestilence and panic, added dramatic completeness to their discomfiture; but superior ships, commanders, and seamanship had practically defeated them when they slipped their cables and anchors and crowded through the narrow sea with the English fleet to windward and sandbanks on their lee. But the Armada had represented the labour, the thought, and the sacrifice of years. Every nerve had been strained to render it irresistible. Spain and the Indies had been squeezed to the last doubloon, careful Sixtus V. had been cajoled into partnership in the enterprise, and the Church throughout Christendom had emptied its coffers to crush heresy for once and for ever. All along the coast of Ireland from the Giant's Causeway to Dingle Bay the wreckage of the splendid galleons was awash, and many of the best and bravest of Spain's hidalgos, dead and mutilated, scattered the frowning shore; or, alive, starved, naked, and plundered, were slowly done to death with every circumstance of inhumanity by the Irish kerns or their English conquerors. It could hardly be expected, therefore, that on the receipt of the dreadful news Spain should calmly resign itself to defeat. Such lessons as this are only slowly and gradually brought home to the heart of a nation; and after Mendoza's lying stories of victory had been contradicted, and the fell truth ran through Spain as the battered, plague-stricken wrecks of what was left of the Armada crept into Santander, the first heart-cry was for vengeance and a re-vindication of the national honour.

A Spiritual Armada

By R. Leland Smith
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462817641
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: a-spiritual-armada.pdf

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Throughout recorded history we find that man has struggled to find a sense of lasting peace and contentment. His search has opened many varied avenues of discovery to little avail. Many approaches have held out a glowing promise of peace, false hopes and contentment only to fade in a brief span of time despite his efforts to build a stable fortress to guard against the threat of loss and vanquish this situation has prevailed throughout the centuries despite man's attempts to alter the human condition. This vexation has been made manifest physically, mentally, and spiritually.

The Spanish Armada: A Ladybird Expert Book

By Sam Willis
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1405933887
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-spanish-armada.pdf

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Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES. ____________ Why did the Spanish launch their Armada on England? How did Francis Drake counter the Spanish threat? And why were so many ships lost at sea? In 1585 Spain was the most POWERFUL Empire in the known world. As tensions between PROTESTANT England and CATHOLIC Spain rose . . . SPAIN decided to INVADE ENGLAND. And launched the SPANISH ARMADA This raises the question: how did England manage to overthrow the Spanish invasion? Was it luck or judgement? Discover the answers and more inside Sam Willis's Ladybird Expert - The Spanish Armada, the thrilling and accessible account that explains what happened, who the key figures were and the tactics, triumphs and failures on both sides . . .

Aron's Absurd Armada

By MiSun Kim
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0316221635
  • Total of Pages : 132
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It's treasure. Yup, it's totally treasure. It's definitely shiny and beautiful treasure. It's treasure that Aron and (especially) Robin and the crew (?) desire. It's treasure that brainless Aron and money-loving Robin and Robin-loving Ronnie and the crew (?) desire. It's treasure that brainless Aron and money-loving Robin and Robin-loving Ronnie and Ronnie-loving Dorothy and Dorothy-loving Luther and the crew (?) desire. So, in conclusion, it's treasure...!

Armada's Wake

By J. D. Davies
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  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Book Code : 178863232X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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The beacons are lit – the Armada is sighted off the English coast. The thrilling final instalment of the Navy Royal trilogy. 1588: The greatest naval force of its age bears down upon England. As a devastating battle looms, a nation holds its breath. Jack Stannard, grandson of the original Jack, is stationed on Drake’s warship Revenge. His father, Tom, commands his own vessel and even his grandfather is close by. Each must be ready for the greatest battle of their lives. Everything is at stake: the fleet, the Queen, England and behind it all something even more binding. Family. On every front they must triumph... A brilliant and intricate portrait of one of the world's most important sea battles and its aftermath, Armada's Wake is a masterpiece of historical adventure, perfect for fans of Patrick O’Brian, C. S. Forester and Bernard Cornwell.

Drake's Great Armada

By Walter Bigges
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 125
  • Category : Travel
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"Drake's Great Armada" by Walter Bigges. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Armada 1588

By John Barratt
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1781597030
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
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The defeat of the Spanish Armada is one of the turning points in English history, and it was perhaps the defining episode in the long reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain. The running battle along the Channel between the nimble English ships and the lumbering Spanish galleons has achieved almost legendary status. In this compelling new account John Barratt reconstructs the battle against the Armada in the concise, clear Campaign Chronicles format, which records the action in vivid detail, day by day, hour by hour. He questions common assumptions about the battle and looks again at aspects of the action that have been debated or misunderstood. Included are full orders of battle showing the chains of command and the effective strengths and fighting capabilities of the opposing fleets. There is also an in-depth analysis of the far-reaching consequences of the wreck of Philip II's great enterprise.

De Broglie's Armada

By Sudipta Das
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  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Book Code : 9780761843962
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : History
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This study represents the first published translation and analysis of an intriguing scheme of invasion of the British Isles that formed the foundation of all later invasion plans drawn up in the ivory towers of French diplomacy. References to invasion plans—made by Spain in the Spanish Armada (1585-98), or by the French Directory (1795-99) against Ireland and England in the later 1790s, or those of Napoleon Bonaparte (1799-1815), or 'Operation Sea Lion,' the German plan of invasion during the Nazi era—have been based on published information of earlier plans, at the heart of which was De Broglie's grand project.

The English Armada

By Luis Gorrochategui Santos
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350016993
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-english-armada.pdf

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During the year between July 1588, when the Spanish Armada set sail from Spain and July 1589, when the survivors of the English counterpart of this fleet, the little-known English Armada, reached port in England, two of history's worst naval catastrophes took place. A great deal of attention has been dedicated to the former and precious little to the latter. This book presents a full-scale account of an event which has been neglected for more than four centuries. It reconstructs the military operations day by day for the first time, taking apart the established notion that, with the defeat of the Spanish Armada, England achieved maritime supremacy and the decay of Spain began. This book clearly and in a rigorously documented fashion shows how the defeat of the English Armada counterbalanced that of the Spanish, frustrating England's intention of seizing Philip II's American empire and changing the tide of the war.

Lays of Ancient Rome with Ivry and the Armada

By Thomas Babington Macaulay
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5874296042
  • Total of Pages : 167
  • Category : History
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Armada of Antares

By Alan Burt Akers
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  • Publisher : Mushroom eBooks
  • Book Code : 1843194139
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
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Kregen! That marvelous world circling the double-star Antares in the Constellation Scorpio has been the scene of many an exciting event as its myriad human and non-human races struggle with each other for ascendency. But for Dray Prescot, Earthman and Prince of Vallia, all of the electrifying aspects of his adventurous life on Kregen were to climax when the armies of Havilfar made their move toward his adopted homeland before he had fully solved the secret of their mysterious air fleets Armada of Antares is the culmination of all his experiences on Kregen so far -- a peril-pitched novel, complete in itself, of an alien world stirred up to a life-or-death frenzy.

Aron's Absurd Armada

By MiSun Kim
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0316221651
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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On a whim, Aron Cornwall decides he wants to live a pirate's life of thrills, sailing on the high seas in search of distant lands and buried treasure. And when you are the son of a duke, you generally get what you want. Accompanied by his reluctant manservant, Robin, Aron scrounges up a crew-including a cook who cannot cook, a transvestite assassin, and a boy (girl?) genius-and sets off on the craziest pirate adventure you've ever seen!

The Love Armada

By Lou DeCaro
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543422497
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 360
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Michael Bergman and Kathryn Reilly are in love and plan to marry next year. While vacationing in St. Thomas, Kathryn disappears while diving in Two Barges Reef. This is the story of one mans search for his true love. The Love Armada will capture the readers attention from the very first page. Lou DeCaro has once again crafted a novel that is an absolute must read.

The Scottish Armada

By John Young
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781467887427
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : History
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: the-scottish-armada.pdf

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This historical novel investigates a facinating piece of relatively unknown history of the collusion of the Scottish Catholic Lords with Philip II of Spain. With the help of Catholics in Scotland several thousand Spanish troops were planning to land at the port of Kirkcudbright in Southern Scotland and join them in an invasion of England to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I. Lord John Maxwell, Earl of Morton, Clan chief of Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries, travels to Spain and spends a year at the Escorial Palace near Madrid. He meets with King Philip the most powerful monarch of the world, and the Admirals of the Spanish Armada. Together they plot the invasion of England.

The Struggle for the South Atlantic: The Armada of the Strait, 1581-84

By Carla Rahn Phillips
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315406128
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : History
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The Armada of the Strait under Don Diego Flores de Valdés in 1581–84 came at a crucial juncture in global politics. Philip II of Spain had assumed the crown of Portugal and its overseas empire, and Francis Drake’s daring peacetime raids had challenged the dominance of Spain and Portugal in the Americas. The armada was intended to ensure the loyalty of Portuguese Brazil; bolster its defences against hostile native peoples, and English and French pirates and interlopers; and fortify and settle the Strait of Magellan to prevent further incursions into the Pacific. Pedro de Rada, the official scribe of the armada, kept a detailed, neutral chronicle of the venture which remained in private hands until 1999 but is now held in the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California. It is published here for the first time. Previous historical assessments of the expedition have largely reflected the writings of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, governor-designate for the planned colony at the Strait, who blamed all the misfortunes of the enterprise on Diego Flores de Valdés. Rada’s Relación is presented here in conjunction with other documentation and compared with Sarmiento de Gamboa’s accusations. The results will force scholars to revise long-standing conclusions regarding the place of Sarmiento and Flores in Spanish history and the accomplishments of a long-forgotten armada sent into the terrifying waters of the South Atlantic.

Summary of John Barratt's Armada 1588

By Everest Media
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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1669399427
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: summary-of-john-barratt-s-armada-1588.pdf

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Tudor dynasty maintained friendly relations with Spain, but when Henry VIII divorced his Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon, and in defiance of the pope established the Church of England with himself as its head, relations between England and Spain became strained. #2 The relationship between England and Spain grew cooler during the half-hearted proposals that Philip marry Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However, the situation changed gradually. #3 By the 1560s, Philip II was ruler of a vast empire, including Spain, Naples, Sicily, the East Indies, possessions in the Americas and the Netherlands. The Spanish economy was increasingly dependent on the resources of her New World settlements, particularly their gold and silver. #4 The attack on Hawkins was a major embarrassment for Elizabeth, and she had to respond. The subsequent uproar in England forced her to retaliate. She seized Spanish ships carrying 160,000 ducats, intended as pay for the Spanish Army of Flanders, and gave some indirect aid to the Dutch by seizing their ships.

You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada!

By John Malam
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  • Publisher : The Salariya Book Company
  • Book Code : 1912904071
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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May, 1588. You are a sailor in the service of King Philip II of Spain, and your country is about to send ‘la felicissima armada’ (Spanish for ‘the most fortunate fleet’) to invade England, your enemy. The Spanish Armada is a fleet of ships and its mission is to land soldiers on English soil. The invasion will be difficult and as you plot your course, you will soon know if you would – or wouldn’t – want to be in the Spanish Armada. This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally-involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like as a sailor in the Spanish Armada. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers. It is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.

Drake's Great Armada

By Walter Bigges
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 45
  • Category : Travel
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  • Pdf File: drake-s-great-armada.pdf

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This book is a historical narrative of Drake's return from his Famous Voyage and the despatch of the formidable armament commemorated. Gilbert, who had been empowered by Elizabeth, in the year of Frobisher's last expedition, to found colonies in America, had sailed for that purpose to Newfoundland and had perished at sea on his way homeward. Raleigh, who had succeeded to his half-brother's enterprises, had dispatched his exploring expedition to 'Virginia,' under Amadas and Barlow, in 1584, and had followed it up in the next year with an actual colony. Drake's Great Armada left Plymouth in September of the same year. Elizabeth, knowing that the suppression of the insurrection in the Netherlands would be followed by an attack upon England, was dealing with the insurgents. They equipped an armada of twenty-five vessels, manned by 2,300 men, and despatched it under the command of Drake to plunder Spanish America.