Francis Drake: The Lives of a Hero

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St. Martin's Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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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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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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