The Prize of All the Oceans: Commodore Anson's Daring Voyage Triumphant Capture sp treasGalleon

The Prize of All the Oceans Commodore Anson s Daring Voyage Triumphant Capture sp treasGalleon In the first year of the war with Spain Commodore George Anson set sail with a squadron of six British warships His secret mission to seize the legendary Spanish galleon on her yearly voyage

  • Title: The Prize of All the Oceans: Commodore Anson's Daring Voyage Triumphant Capture sp treasGalleon
  • Author: Glyn Williams
  • ISBN: 9780141002262
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1740, the first year of the war with Spain, Commodore George Anson set sail with a squadron of six British warships His secret mission 58 to seize the legendary Spanish galleon on her yearly voyage from Acapulco to Manila laden with Peruvian silver, the prize of all the oceans It was to be four years of hardship, disaster, mutiny, and, finally, heroismbr HistoriIn 1740, the first year of the war with Spain, Commodore George Anson set sail with a squadron of six British warships His secret mission 58 to seize the legendary Spanish galleon on her yearly voyage from Acapulco to Manila laden with Peruvian silver, the prize of all the oceans It was to be four years of hardship, disaster, mutiny, and, finally, heroismbr Historian Glyn Williams s iThe Prize of All the Oceans i shapes Anson s dramatic voyage into a powerful narrative threaded with incisive analysis and commentary, giving readers a vivid portrait of an intrepid commander who never wavered in his resolve to capture the prize and return home triumphant Glyn Williams tells the full story for the first time in a book that will rivet history buffs and armchair survivalists alike PAuthor Biography 58 Glyn Williams is emeritus professor of history at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London He has published numerous books on the history of Britain and the history of exploration.

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    • Darrel says:

      No one should be apprehensive to read this excellently written narrative of a little known piece of maritime history. I hadn't heard of George Anson, the Spanish Treasure Galleon or any other of the details that are covered in this book. My interest was piqued after having briefly read portions of the opening chapters while in a bookstore. It made an immediate impact on me and so I quite naturally added this to my reading list. Someone surprised me at work a few short months later by bringing th [...]

    • Stephanie Wasek says:

      Loved how well-sourced, thoroughly researched and narratively detailed this was. The holistic approach -- which included explorations of the politics and medical knowledge of the period -- was well executed, never losing focus on the story at its heart: Anson's trek round the world. My major issue was with the lousy copy-editing (although the fault might well lie at the author's feet). The lack of commas to set off dependent clauses was the particular irritation -- consistently had to reread sen [...]

    • Gilly McGillicuddy says:

      A gift from Em to encourage me in my Wager/Anson fascination and to help with my Facts & Fiction compilation for 'The Unknown Shore' and 'The Golden Ocean'. Not all that much I didn't know yet in this book, but it did introduce me more thoroughly to Pascoe Thomas, and gave me a clearer image of Anson as a person.A very good reference book for connections, links and corrections of the original accounts. Well written, too. Much recommended.

    • John says:

      This was a much better book than I expected when I cracked the cover. It had been sitting on my "to-read" shelf for over 10 years, and I am sorry I did not get to it sooner. Anson's voyage belongs to an era before British supremacy at sea was taken for granted, and I was surprised to learn, for example, that Royal Navy officers and men in the 1740s did not have a standard uniform. This, is a very readable and informative account of an epic voyage with an equally-epic mortality rate from scurvy. [...]

    • Megan says:

      The Prize of All the Oceans: Commodore Anson's Daring Voyage Triumphant Capture sp treas Galleon by Glyn Williams (2001)

    • David R. says:

      Workmanlike, but Williams manages to make every seminal moment anticlimactic.

    • Ted says:

      Good adventure-at-sea.

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