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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The author discusses both the myth of the game of bowls and the myth of the drum, the subject of Sir Henry Newbolt's great poem. I'll keep on believing. Read full review

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