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The Voyage of the Armada

The Spanish Story

By David Armine Howarth, 1912-1991

In May of 1588, on the order of Spain's King Philip, 30,000 soldiers and sailors armed with arquebus and musket set out to sea. A larger fleet had never before been assembled. In the Voyage of the Armada, David Howarth brilliantly conveys the drama of the Spanish Armada's progress and brings to life the personalities of the men who influenced its course, from the dogmatic and irrational Philip II to Don Juan Martinez de Recalde to Don Pedro and Don Diego de Valdes, who were cousins but also bitter enemies, to the Spanish soldiers and sailors who unquestioningly ventured into unknown seas to confront their fates.

Basing his narrative on previously unexplored Spanish sources, David Howarth shows that there is always another side to every conflict. The Voyage of the Armada recounts the adventures of these brave men as they go from battles to storms to wrecks and then finally - for the lucky ones - return home.

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Book

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Publish Date

1981

ISBN

0670748285


Format: Book
Author: Howarth, David Armine, 1912-1991
Title: The voyage of the Armada : the Spanish story / David Howarth.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking Press, 1981.
Subject: Armada, 1588 Spain -- History -- Philip II, 1556-1598
Isbn: 0670748285
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 946.04 How
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Bib Id: 18446

Format: Book
Author: Howarth, David Armine, 1912-1991
Title: The voyage of the Armada : the Spanish story / David Howarth.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking Press, 1981.
Description: 256 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Armada, 1588
Subjects: Spain -- History -- Philip II, 1556-1598
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Bibliography: p. 248-249.
Notes: 704861 13.95 fsh/lam.
Notes: 704862 13.95 fsh/lam.
LCCN: 81065261
ISBN: 0670748285
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 946.04 How