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Not what it's cracked up to be,
This review is from: The Confident Hope Of A Miracle: The True History Of The Spanish Armada: The Real History of the Spanish Armada (Hardcover)The author has written a very readable history of the Armada, but when he includes "the real history" in his title, we're entitled to expect that this book has something new that the numerous previous books on the subject haven't had. And there isn't anything new. Garrett Mattingley's Defeat of the Spanish Armada, or Parker and Martin's Spanish Armada are the real pathbreaking books on the subject, and there's nothing here on the Armada that wasn't in them. And Mattingley's book was as well written. Since it's out of print, this is a good substitute, but the title is misleading.
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Initial post: 12 Sep 2011 03:54:30 BDT
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This is the only account I've read of the Spanish Armada, so I'll have to take your word for it regarding the subtitle. All I know is that it is a fantastic read.
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