Armada by John Stack

By John Stack

The writer of the Masters of the ocean sequence, is again with a standalone conflict booklet that might blow all others out of the water. 1587. international locations are locked in sour clash. One strives for dominance, the opposite for survival. After a long time of non secular strife, Elizabeth sits at the throne of britain. The reformation keeps. Catholic revolts were ruthlessly quashed, and Elizabeth has ordered the execution of her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. at the continent bloody spiritual wars rage, yet England stands aside, her surrounding seas protecting her secure from the land armies of her would-be enemies. in simple terms at sea do the English express their the teeth. Sea captains and adventurers, hungry for the spoils of exchange from the Spanish major, usually assault the gold-laden galleons of Catholic Spain. they're terriers nipping on the ft of war-horses yet their victories disrupt the treasury of Spain, England's maximum hazard, and Elizabeth's refusal to rein in her sea-captains extra antagonises Philip II. Thomas Varian is a captain in Drake's ambitious military, emerging quick in the course of the ranks. yet he guards a mystery - one for which he could pay along with his existence if came upon: he's a Catholic. he's approximately to discover his conflicting loyalty to his faith, to his Queen, and to his state validated below the main bold of situations: dealing with the effective Armada. Unknown to Varian, he'll even be dealing with his long-estranged father, who's scuffling with at the aspect of the Spanish enemy...

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That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.

Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.

He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.

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