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  • ISBN 0618565914
  • ISBN13 978-0618565917
  • Language English
  • Author Garrett Mattingly
  • Publisher Mariner Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 2005)
  • Pages 464
  • Formats docx txt azw lrf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1952 kb
  • Size Fb2 1208 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 868

Chronicling one of the most spectacular events of the sixteenth century, The Armada is the definitive story of the English fleetâ?™s infamous defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The esteemed and critically acclaimed historian Garrett Mattingly explores all dimensions of the naval campaign, which captured the attention of the European world and played a deciding role in the settlement of the New World. “So skillfully constructed it reads like a novelâ? (New York Times), The Armada is sure to appeal to the scholar and amateur historian alike.

Garrett Mattingly (May 6, 1900 – December 18, 1962) was a professor of European history at Columbia University who specialized in early modern diplomatic history.

Garrett Mattingly (May 6, 1900 – December 18, 1962) was a professor of European history at Columbia University who specialized in early modern diplomatic history. In 1960 he won a Pulitzer Prize for The Defeat of the Spanish Armada. Born in Washington, . Mattingly attended elementary school in Washington and public high school in Michigan after his family moved to Kalamazoo in 1913. Following graduation, Mattingly served, 1918-1919, as a sergeant in the U. S. Army.

His book on the Spanish Armada appeared in 1959

His book on the Spanish Armada appeared in 1959. Unfortunately, Mattingley died prematurely, in Oxford, in 1962. I first read Mattingly's book as a grammar school (high-school to readers on the other side of the pond) history student in England in the 1960s, and have been coming back to it regularly ever since for the sheer pleasure of it. My old paperback copy wore out, so my family gave me the hardback version.

by. Mattingly, Garrett, 1900-1962. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Sanderia on March 24, 2010.

Aug 13, 2008 Suzanne rated it it was amazing. Garrett Mattingly. 1st Mariner books ed. External-identifier. urn:acs6:armada00matt 0:epub:c81-84bf423db671 urn:oclc:record:1028224227. ark:/13960/t5s79c320.

The Armada is a popular history by Garrett Mattingly-a historian who taught at Columbia University-about the attempt of the Spanish Armada to invade England in 1588. One biographer wrote that The Armada was "written in purple prose but a royal purple, which read like historical fiction.

The Armada, Garrett Mattingly. The book does not have a dust jacket. This book measures about 8 5/8" tall by 5 3/4" wide. This book is in good condition, with minor wear/scratches on the cover, some corner bumps, intact binding, and clear text on faded pages. This acclaimed bestselling history of the Spanish Armada was written by Garrett Mattingly, a Columbia University professor. This nonfiction book earned its author a Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Please scroll through the photos to see this book in more detail and to view sample inside pages. The photo props are not included with purchase.

This award-?winning story of the defeat of the Spanish Armada has been hailed as a historical masterpiece. The book covers Queen Elizabeth's reign over a turbulent nation, while the Duke of Parma plans the invasion of England from the Netherlands. The crucial period from February 1587 to December 1588 is presented in a series of detailed, dramatic scenes.

Garrett Mattingly (1900-1962) was a historian, educator, and best-selling author. He served with the . Navy in World War II and in 1948 joined the faculty of Columbia University, where he taught European history. Библиографические данные. The Armada (American Heritage library) Mariner Books.

Winner of 1960 Pulitzer Prize and a model history as important to the scholar as it is engrossing for the general reader, Mattingly’s 1959 book The Armada is the definitive story of that battle and its meaning

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Winner of 1960 Pulitzer Prize and a model history as important to the scholar as it is engrossing for the general reader, Mattingly’s 1959 book The Armada is the definitive story of that battle and its meaning. There is no other historian in the English speaking world who could give us a bird’s-eye view of the scene from so many aspects.

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I am a bit torn on this book. I am a huge fan of Ready Player One, so I jumped on this regardless of the luke warm reviews it has here. If you liked Ready Player One, you will like this book. It's the same book. Similar 80s pop culture references, main character isn't dissimilar to RP1, Characters are the same age with similar parental/family issues, same writing style... heck, there is even a high scores list. It's the same book, with a different story (if that makes any sense).

The book is fun, the story is fun, the only negative I can give it is that at times the writing seems a little lazy and rushed. It's a simple book that doesn't make you have to think too much. Go into it wanting a fun story about video games training you for a real alien invasion, and not some literary masterpiece, and you won't be disappointed.
If you liked Ready Player One you probably think this will be a good follow-up. It won't be. It will be a follow-up definitely, but not a good one. The characters ALL have zero likeable qualities. We have no real reason to pull for the main character other than he's really good at a video game and likes old music. We hear about the music selection of in every battle scene like we're ready a movie script, not a book.


A bunch of things happen that you don't care about because you don't care about any of the characters. They have the most basic dialogue and interaction. It's the same level of conversation you'd expect to watch in an episode of Might Morphin' Power Rangers but with cursing sprinkled around in some attempt to punch it up and help you realize Earth's eminent demise. It doesn't work. You'll keep reading because you want to know what happens.

The ending is not good. The one thing is does accomplish is managing to be predictable and nonsensical at the same time. The main characters saves the end of the world and is a hero by ignoring everyone but his dad, who has been hanging out with potheads on the moon. Turns out the whole alien invasion was just a total test. And all those people that died and parts of the world destroy well that's just a casualty of the test. Now the aliens could have just maybe had a conversation with Earth and if they didn't like us blow us to pieces with their obviously advanced technology. Instead they played a game of entrapment for 50 years and hoped we would make the right decision after killing millions of people on our planet. Just dumb. The more I think about it the more I hate it.
I have read Ready Player One for the fifth time. Getting ready to either be very happy or very disappointed by Steven Spielberg's take on one of my favorite books of all time.
I've only written to another author in the past to say how much I love their work, and I did write Mr. Cline, a very heartfelt mail. Since Ready Player One is written to the demographic I'm a part of: Child Geek of the 80's.

So when I finally decided to give Armada a chance (even after reading so many negative reviews), I was hoping that I could still love it despite what ever flaws it would have. Mostly because I loved the first pages in the teaser preview of the book.

Well... I won't go into describing those flaws a lot. And they are MANY!
I will simply say, I never cared for a single character in the book. Each death didn't even elicit a shrug from me, not even one of the main secondary characters. The ending of the book was so full of sleight of hand easy ways out for situations, too much pop culture references (in Ready Player One it made sense because of how the story was set up, here, it's just annoying), terrible dialog, and a very predictable outcome with many ripoffs from stories like Ender's Game, The Last Starfighter and other well known and loved movies/books.

Towards the end, I was simply scrolling through the pages. Completely unattached from the story.

Don't waste your time. If you are expecting a follow up with the same immersive intensity as Ready Player One, that will have you gripped to the story and falling in love with the characters as that book did, then you are in for a big disappointment.
This book feels rushed and lazy.

Sorry Mr. Cline. You dropped the ball on this one.
Armada is about a foul-mouthed teenager named Zach. He's part of a group called EDA (Earth Defense Alliance) Evidently the inhabitants of planet Europa have decided to test Earth. Giving three waves of attack, using ships Zach recognizes from a video game, Europa wants to know if earthlings deserve to be a part of an alliance of planets, where they can benefit from advanced technology.

Zach is taken to Nebraska, then to the Moon for training, where he meets an unexpected family member. There, he discovers all the game play of Armada- his game- it's been simulation training. Now it's up to him and a select few to defend Earth and earn the rights to join the planetary alliance with EDA.

This book wasn't one of my favorites. First, it reminded me of The Last Starfighter, way too much! Then I grew weary of his foul mouth- everything gave him the right to drop the "F"-bomb and the storyline just didn't hold me. There was a lot of cool stuff and references to there nostalgic adventures of my youth, via the silver screen or books, but it just wan't enough to this to think it was more than a cool read. I found myself saying, 'Oh, I know where that came from!' or "Hey something like that happened in..." So yeah, the originality wasn't all there for me..
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**Book provided by Blogging for Books, for an honest review.
Was it bad? No. Was it good? No? Parts were amazing. Parts were terrible. You never really connect to the protagonist, so it's hard to care. I felt like a lot of plot points were so quickly glossed over that it completely negated even mentioning them. Crucial points were explained away with barely a sentence worth of care, and it really impacted the over all story negatively. Would I recommend this book? Probably not. But, I also wouldn't bad mouth it. Did the awesomeness of ready player one set the bar too high for Armada? Maybe.