|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -351) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| The prow of Europe -- Reconnaissance : the route to the Indies. The India plan ; The race ; Vasco da Gama ; "The Devil take you!" ; The Samudri -- Contest : monopolies and holy war. Cabral ; The fate of the Miri ; Fury and vengeance ; Toeholds ; The Kingdom of India ; The great whore of Babylon ; "The terrible" ; Three days at Chaul ; "The wrath of the Franks" ; Diu -- Conquest : the Lion of the Sea. The doors of the Samudri ; "What the Portuguese win they never give up" ; Prisoners of the rain ; The uses of terror ; To the eye of the sun ; The wax bullet ; "All the riches of the world in your hands" ; The last voyage ; "They never stop in one place".
|| Historian and New York Times bestselling author Crowley presents the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers--a tactical advantage no other country could match.