Francis Drake: The Lives of a Hero

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St. Martin's Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
From the time he was driven to sea by his family's fierce Protestantism and poverty, until his death at sea in 1596, Sir Francis Drake led a life of drama. Here John Cummins looks at Drake's posthumous legend and its inspirational role throughout later centuries. Illustrations.

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A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Born in ... Read full review

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Cummins, the editor of the Columbus Journal and the Voyage of Christopher Columbus (St. Martin's, 1992), has written a lively biography of the always fascinating Drake. Among its strengths are Cummins ... Read full review

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