Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > History > history
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
nautical
Tropics Bound: Elizabeth's Seadogs on the Spanish Main
 
 
Author
James Seay Dean.
Publisher History Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780752450964
Pages/Publication Date 224/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30107
List Price: Import
Sale Price: $6.98
Qty
          Tell a friend
Our Picks
Description
Drawing on such sources from English and Spanish archives as mariners' journals, letters, and official reports, this history recounts the early 100 largely forgotten English trade voyages to Latin America between 1520 and 1620. The words of the Elizabethan seamen who sailed on these voyages offer vivid accounts of storms, leaky ships, broken masts, foul water and rotten meat, malaria and dysentery, and Spanish gunfire—as well as Edenic forests and meadows, exotic fruits, and sometimes pearls, silver, and gold.

"A trove of rip-roaring sea stories … Tropics Bound turns years of painstaking research into page-turning history, bristling with adventure and derring-do."—Sailing

"For the first time, and long awaited, we have the view from the gun deck of the wide world that opened to the Elizabethans on the Spanish Main and among the islands of the Caribbean. The tang of salt air stings the story. So does fearsome reality, the diseases and storms that wreaked havoc on sailors and ships alike, and more often than not, ruined the ambitions of many a financier. With the seapower of Imperial Spain still dominant, England's private adventurers could 'singe the beards' of the haughty Spaniards but wherever possible still evaded Iberian naval firepower and the dreaded Inquisition. Tropics Bound, rich in documentary research, reveals in triumph and failure the lives of privateers who deserve to be remembered—of wealth acquired, of health forsaken, and of risks so often surprisingly achieved."—Barry Gough

 
You might also like:
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Studio: Crown.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
List Price: $25.00 Sale Price: $5.98 $4.98 You Save: $20.02
The Spanish Armada: The Great Enterprise Against England 1588
Angus Konstam.
Studio: Osprey.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781846034961.  Daedalus Item Code: 32702
List Price: $27.50 Sale Price: $12.98 You Save: $14.52
Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Stephen Coote.
Studio: Pocket.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780743468701.  Daedalus Item Code: 41258
List Price: Import Sale Price: $4.98
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com