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1456775421
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Shirley Fish
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English
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AuthorHouseUK; Annotated edition edition (May 18, 2011)
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The Manila-Acapulco Galleons book.

The Manila-Acapulco Galleons book. The returning galleon from Acapulco to Manila, carried as much as . million silver pesos in payment of the goods sent to the New Spain in the previous year, as well as a yearly silver subsidy of 250,000 reales for the maintenance of the colonial government in the Philippines. But while the galleons mainly sailed alone and unaccompanied from Manila to Acapulco and vice versa, they were vulnerable to a host of calamities and misfortunes.

During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila . The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815

During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. This informative book is the first of its kind to cover such an expansive history of the Pacific galleons which up to this point had remained largely untold.

The Manila-Acapulco Galleons: The Treasure Ships of the Pacific, with an Annotated List of the Transpacific Galleons 1565–1815. Central Milton Keynes, England: Authorhouse 2011

The Manila-Acapulco Galleons: The Treasure Ships of the Pacific, with an Annotated List of the Transpacific Galleons 1565–1815. Central Milton Keynes, England: Authorhouse 2011. Fisher, John R. "Fleet System (Flota)" in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, vol. 2, p. 575.

The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815

The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. In Manila, the vessel was loaded with the scented spices of the East, luxurious silks from China, exquisite hand crafted lacquerware from Japan and a multitude of Oriental goods that the Spaniards of New Spain longed to own.

The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. This informative book is the first of its kind to cover such an expansive history of the Pacific galleons which up to this point had remained largely untold

The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815.

Additionally, the commanders of the galleons were always threatened by lurking pirates and privateers who . The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815

Additionally, the commanders of the galleons were always threatened by lurking pirates and privateers who preyed on the vessels and coveted the treasures they carried. The book describes in detail how the galleons were attacked at sea and how they fought against enemy vessels, as well as how many of the ships sank or were shipwrecked over the years.

The Manila-Acapulco Galleons: The Treasure Ships of the Pacific: With an Annotated List of the Transpacific . These yearly voyages occurred over a period of 250 years, from 1565 to 1815, an amazing span of time, but are now almost totally forgotten.

The Manila-Acapulco Galleons: The Treasure Ships of the Pacific: With an Annotated List of the Transpacific Galleons 1565-1815. The goods were either used in Latin America or transshipped to Spain from there. In return, the galleons took great shipments of silver back to Asia, where Spanish coins became the preferred currency of trade. Schurz, writing in 1939, was one of the very first Americans to write in a scholarly way about Southeast Asia, albeit with the aim of discussing Spanish history.

During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. In Manila, the vessel was loaded with the scented spices of the East, luxurious silks from China, exquisite hand crafted lacquerware from Japan and a multitude of Oriental goods that the Spaniards of New Spain longed to own. The returning galleon from Acapulco to Manila, carried as much as 2.5 million silver pesos in payment of the goods sent to the New Spain in the previous year, as well as a yearly silver subsidy of 250,000 reales for the maintenance of the colonial government in the Philippines. But while the galleons mainly sailed alone and unaccompanied from Manila to Acapulco and vice versa, they were vulnerable to a host of calamities and misfortunes. A fire on board the vessel or a terrifying storm could end the voyage and the lives of every one on the ship even before the galleon was able to reach land. Additionally, the commanders of the galleons were always threatened by lurking pirates and privateers who preyed on the vessels and coveted the treasures they carried. The book describes in detail how the galleons were attacked at sea and how they fought against enemy vessels, as well as how many of the ships sank or were shipwrecked over the years. It also covers their management, construction, manning, weaponry, navigation, daily life on the ship, provisions, cargoes and voyages. The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. This informative book is the first of its kind to cover such an expansive history of the Pacific galleons which up to this point had remained largely untold.
  • Duzshura
This is not a good history book by any standards. I was misguided by the three extremely positive reviews, the book's title which seems appropriate for an academic study... and the fact that I couldn't find any other on-line work on the subject.

The book is very poorly written and totally lacking in structure. It also contains unnecessary repetitions, annoying contradictions and endless errors. The author is obviously unable to distinguish important facts from mere trivia. The book is so amateurish that it's almost funny. It contains many (repetitive and unstructured) data but it is difficult to know when the information is trustworthy.

Take some examples:

"The city of Santiago de Cuba, located on Cuba's western coast and facing the Gulf of Mexico...". Santiago de Cuba sits on the eastern side of the island and by no means faces the Gulf of Mexico.

"The city of Cartagena de las Indias was founded in 1533 ... and was controlled by the viceroyalty of New Granada, that was established in 1717". No comments.

"The only remaining country in Spain's colonies in South America, became independent from Spain on September 10, 1880." Paraguay actually achieved independence in 1811!
  • Madi
Ugh... interesting but so poorly written. Poorly chronicled, repetitive, dates out of synch, an overall lack of planning for this important topic. A truly disappointing expenditure. I am dismayed at positive reviews of this book...are they paid? There is so little of any redeeming value in this book that I recommend simply skipping it.

I ask the author to go back and organize the information in a logical manner, and correct all the flagrant errors.
  • Gelgen
Extremely amateurish, as if written by a bored housewife for a small-town historical society. Her prose aches at times it is so poor. That plus offering no documentation to verify the author's assertions made it ultimately impossible to wade all the way through.
The absolute worst book I recall ever trying to read.
  • Hystana
Carefully researched on a fascinating subject but poorly written and badly in need of careful editing.
  • Burking
nice
  • fire dancer
My field of research was Manila Galleons. Well researched and detailed. Very Good. Only other book about this subject is The Manila Galleons by William Leyte Schurtz (1939)
  • tamada
very good information.
A detailed and informative account of a period that's rarely written about.