The Manila Galleon. By William Lytle Schurz. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 454 pages. 1939. $6.00.
Reviewed by Commander William M. Fechteler, U. S. Navy
The author states that he started gathering material for this book 27 years ago. From 1913 to 1915 he was engaged in historical research in Spain, where he had access to unpublished sources of information, with the result that this history of the Manila Galleon is singularly complete. Although the subject has been previously dealt with extensively, it is doubtful if any one work covers as many of the angles which were involved in the operation of the galleon line for 250 years as does this one.