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Armada by Ernest Cline

Title Armada
Author Ernest Cline
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2015-07-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780804137263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Armada by Ernest Cline

Title Armada
Author Ernest Cline
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2015-07-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781448184088
Language English, Spanish, and French
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PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO READY PLAYER ONE _______________________ '[A] masterful tale of Earth's desperate struggle against a powerful alien foe.' - Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian _______________________ It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom-if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada-in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills-as well as those of millions of gamers across the world-are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before-one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy. _______________________ Here's what everyone's saying about this epic masterpiece: 'a modern classic' - R.M. Rangeley on Amazon, 5 stars 'A modern masterpiece full of a new style of literary magic' - Spiros Kagadis on Amazon, 5 stars 'Excellent. Even better than Ready Player One.' - David Hay on Amazon, 5 stars 'One of my favourite books of all time. Incredibly well written' - Erin Coppin on Amazon, 5 stars 'Awesome! If you liked Ready Player One, would be very surprised if you don't like this' - T. Llewellyn-Sanders on Amazon, 5 stars 'Absolutely awesome!!! Read in less than 24 hours, hooked on every page' - R. Nicholson on Amazon, 5 stars 'Amazing and a great follow up read to Ready Player One!' - Chris on Amazon, 5 stars 'an incredible story which had me on the edge of my seat the whole time... a joy to read' - Helen Ratcliffe on Amazon, 5 stars 'Cline brings you back to all those amazing, unbelievable things you imagined could happen as a kid and makes them real' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely brilliant! Couldn't put it down, a must read' - Sam Bean on Amazon, 5 stars 'a love letter to old school alien invasion sci-fi... Highly, HIGHLY recommended for all fans of Cline's previous novel, Ready Player One, as well as any classic science fiction fan' - Izzy on Amazon, 5 stars 'Ernest Cline is celebrating this culture in a way that's not just adding another book to the genre, but actually truly celebrating it, the possibilities, wonders and madness of it all' - Heather on Amazon, 5 stars 'majorly, fantastically geeky... Armada just ticked all my boxes' - H. Ross on Amazon, 5 stars This book has been published with two different covers and may be delivered with either cover. Please rest assured that regardless of the cover, the content of the book is the same.

The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Colin Martin
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 1999
Category History
Total Pages 295
ISBN 1901341143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Spanish Aramda is a radical interpretation of why Philip II's Armada of 1588 failed so disastrously. This new edition is based on a fresh examination of archival sources across Europe, combined with the archaeological investigation of some of its wrecked ships off the coasts of Scotland and Ireland. The new edition has been extensively revised to incorporate ten further years of research by the authors and others, and is likely to remain the standard account for years to come.

The Armada Of Flanders by R. A. Stradling

Title The Armada of Flanders
Author R. A. Stradling
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 300
ISBN 0521525128
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The armada's contribution to the tenacious survival of Spanish hegemony.

The Armada by Prof. Garrett Mattingly

Title The Armada
Author Prof. Garrett Mattingly
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date 2017-07-11
Category History
Total Pages 355
ISBN 9781787206236
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE SPECIAL CITATION FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE COMMITTEE In 1588, the English fleet defeated the mighty Spanish Armada in the sea battle that author Garrett Mattingly refers to as “the focus of the first great international crisis in modern history.” 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. With his linguistic gifts and cultural sensibilities, Mattingly tells the story not merely from the English or Spanish viewpoints as hitherto; he follows all the contributory streams that ran toward the decisive events in the English Channel in that historic twelve-month...The Armada is a work of art as well as of scholarship...It is so skillfully constructed, it reads like a novel—but an accomplished novel, by one of the best writers.”—New York Times “In a splendidly entertaining book Professor Mattingly, calling up the resources of a lifetime of scholarship,...presents the true story in the framework of European history and, by a masterly arrangement of his chapters, brings out with clarity the interweaving of diplomacy, strategy, and politics.”—Saturday Review

Spanish Armada by William Henry Kearley Wright

Title Spanish Armada
Author William Henry Kearley Wright
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1888
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 475
ISBN UOM:39015068479396
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title England and the Spanish Armada
Author James McDermott
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 411
ISBN 030010698X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Armada campaign pitted Europe's mightiest military power against Christendom's most powerful navy in a battle for different ideals of civilisation. Both protagonists expected the clash to be decisive; neither, as it soon became apparent, knew how to fight a battle whose scale and character were beyond the experience of anyone in the two fleets. What ensued was not the heroic encounter of legend, but an inconclusive affair, redeemed - for England - by atrocious weather and poor Spanish understanding of the coastlines of western Scotland and Ireland."--BOOK JACKET.

The Spanish Armada A D 1588 by Thomas Lathbury

Title The Spanish Armada A D 1588
Author Thomas Lathbury
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1840
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 154
ISBN HARVARD:32044035030832
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Armada by Charles Gidley Wheeler

Title Armada
Author Charles Gidley Wheeler
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2005-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 452
ISBN 9780595348978
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Abandoned by his father to drown off the coast of Spain, Tristram Pascoe's life is saved by Sara, who is in a marriage of convenience to a Portuguese nobleman. Suspected of heresy, Sara is brought before the Grand Inquisitor and risks being burnt as a witch to help Tristram escape. Tristram is pressed into service as an English spy, and travels to Cadiz and Lisbon, where the Spanish invasion force is assembling. From the first rumors of a Spanish invasion to the horrors of the Channel firefights, Armada is a story of the triumph of human love over religious conflict.

Armada by Steven Wilson

Title Armada
Author Steven Wilson
Publisher Pinnacle Books
Release Date 2007-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780786026432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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SPRING 1944: THE ALLIES STAND POISED TO LAUNCH THE GREATEST SEABORNE INVASION THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. BUT HITLER'S NAVY IS ABOUT TO UNLEASH A DEVASTATING NEW WEAPON THAT COULD SEND THE ALLIED FLEET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. Battle-worn and battle-tested, Lt. Jordan Cole seethes with anger toward Lt. Commander Michael Edland, the man he holds responsible for the deaths of many of his men. Now thousands of more lives are at stake as the German navy has unleashed a new menace on the high seas. Blazing across waves at unmatched speeds, the "Sea Eagles" carry the firepower of far larger warships. Commanded by Richard Reubold, a former flyer and fearsome leader who struggles with demons all his own, the shadowy S-boats imperil the crucial Allied assault. As the clock ticks inexorably toward D-Day, Cole and Edland must put aside their rancor and carry out a daring strategy before the Allied invasion force is smashed and Europe is crushed beneath the heels of the Nazi jackboot. "Chilling and compelling. . .will keep you up all night." --John J. Gobbell, author of A Call to Colors

The Spanish Armada by Robert Hutchinson

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Robert Hutchinson
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date 2013-04-11
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780297866381
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 Scottish Armada by John Young

Title The Scottish Armada
Author John Young
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2009-10-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 236
ISBN 1467887420
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Ancient Armada by Tyler Leslie

Title Ancient Armada
Author Tyler Leslie
Publisher Author House
Release Date 2012-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 468
ISBN 9781468540925
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The year is 2047. A sudden insurgence of alien creatures has burst forth from the interior of Earth, taking up the mantel of the righteous crusade and vying for the blood of every man, woman and child on the planet. There seems to be no hope, as the alien race is merciless and efficient, and its ultimate goal is beyond human comprehension. Enter Davis Martin, United States Marine Corps Cadet and one of the first people to have encountered this new enemy in the field. Can he complete his training and graduate into the ranks of the military before the entire world is engulfed in uncontrollable flame? And if so, will he have what it takes to make a difference? An English prince with a penchant for narcissism and chauvinistic passion, has a dark secret. Despite being the most successful capitalist in history, he hungers for more power - seeking it from the depths of this new race's psyche. Can he control the enemy long enough to get what he wants, or will he be destroyed with the rest of humanity? Finally, Arr'itaoll, the Warlord of the Scuratt'ka, a being that is effectively Commander and Chief, General, Judge and Executioner all in one, has a morality problem. He has lived his entire life being told there is but one glorious purpose to his existence: destroying humanity in its entirety. However, is this 'glorious crusade' truly in the cards for him? Or will he turn his back on his own race and help the ones he has sworn to destroy? Only time will tell...

The Year After The Armada by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume

Title The Year After the Armada
Author Martin Andrew Sharp Hume
Publisher New York : Macmillan Company
Release Date 1896
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 388
ISBN UCAL:B5027987
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Spanish Story of the Armada and Other Essays
Author James Anthony Froude
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1892
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 302
ISBN CORNELL:31924089973139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Spiritual Armada by R. Leland Smith

Title A Spiritual Armada
Author R. Leland Smith
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2008-09-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1462817645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Darwin S Armada by Iain McCalman

Title Darwin s Armada
Author Iain McCalman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2009-04-06
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781847377180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Darwin's Armadatells the stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace, four young amateur naturalists from Britain who voyaged to the southern hemisphere during the first half of the nineteenth century in search of adventure and scientific fame. It charts their thrilling voyages to the strange and beautiful lands of the southern hemisphere that reshaped the young mariners' scientific ideas and led them, on returning to Britain, to befriend fellow voyager Charles Darwin. All three crucially influenced the publication and reception of his Origin of Speciesin 1859, one of the formative texts of the modern world. For the first time the Darwinian revolution of ideas is seen as a genuinely collective enterprise and one that had its birth in a series of gripping and human travel adventures. Many of the most urgent ecological and social issues of our times are seen to be prefigured in this compelling story of intellectual discovery.

De Broglie S Armada by Sudipta Das

Title De Broglie s Armada
Author Sudipta Das
Publisher University Press of America
Release Date 2009-03-16
Category History
Total Pages 120
ISBN 0761843965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 Time Armada by Fox B. Holden

Title The Time Armada
Author Fox B. Holden
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2008-10-01
Category
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9781605431857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland
Author Ken Douglas
Publisher Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release Date 2009-09-25
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780717151493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.