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The sack of Panamá : Captain Morgan and the battle for the Caribbean

Author: Peter Earle
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Captain Henry Morgan's capture of the city of Panamá in 1671 is seen as one of the most audacious military operations in history. Social and maritime historian Earle retells the story, combining thorough research with an emphasis on the battles that made Morgan a pirate legend. Morgan's raid was the last in a series of brutal attacks on Spanish possesions in the Caribbean, all sanctioned by the British crown. Earle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Morgan; Henry Morgan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Earle
ISBN: 9780312361426 0312361424
OCLC Number: 73994442
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Jill Norman & Hobhouse Ltd. in 1981.
Description: x, 292 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Santa Catalina --
Spanish triumph --
Privateers --
One ship at Orange Island --
Capture of Portobello --
Ransom --
No peace beyond the line --
'Our Portobello men' --
Bad day for the admiral --
Don Juan returns to Panama --
Spanish corsairs attack --
Rendezvous at Isla Vaca --
Bad news along the main --
Privateers sail --
San Lorenzo --
River campaign --
Defence of the city --
Battle of Panama --
No help for Don Juan --
Henry Morgan returns --
Peace in the Indies.
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Captain Henry Morgan's capture of the city of Panamá in 1671 is seen as one of the most audacious military operations in history. Social and maritime historian Earle retells the story, combining thorough research with an emphasis on the battles that made Morgan a pirate legend. Morgan's raid was the last in a series of brutal attacks on Spanish possesions in the Caribbean, all sanctioned by the British crown. Earle recounts the five violent years leading up to the raid, then delivers a detailed account of Morgan's march across enemy territory, as his soldiers contended with hunger, tropical diseases, and possible ambushes from locals. The book also covers the alarmed reactions of diplomats and statesmen in Madrid and London. While Morgan and his men were laying siege to Panamá, the simmering hostilities between the two nations resulted in vicious political infighting that rivaled the military battles in intensity.--From publisher description.

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