'Mr Howarth is a brilliant writer, full of grace and wit and solid common sense' THE NEW YORKER
A reprint of a marvellous retelling of the Armada story. Until this book was published, the Battle of the Armada had been told primarily from the English viewpoint, the English victory puffed up into a national heroic tale which was far from the truth.
There is another side to this story, however, and, basing his narrative on previously unexplored Spanish sources, David Howarth, brilliantly redressed the balance.
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The author recreates the drama of the Armada's progress and course.About the Author:
David Howarth was a BBC correspondent in the Second World War until 1940 when he joined the Royal Navy and came under the command of the Special Operations Service running clandestine operations between Shetland and Norway. In peacetime he remained in Shetland, and it was then that he started his writing career. Some of his books include The Shetland Bus, Dawn of D-Day. and Waterloo: A Near Run Thing. David Howarth died in 1991, at the age of 78.
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Book Description Harper & Collins, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition.. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002115751