by Laurence Bergreen
“FASCINATING . . . Dramatic and timely.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice
In this grand and thrilling narrative, the acclaimed biographer of Magellan and Columbus reveals the singular adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history.
“Entrancing . . . Very good indeed.” —Wall Street Journal
Before he was secretly dispatched by Queen Elizabeth to circumnavigate the globe, or was called upon to save England from the Spanish Armada, Francis Drake was perhaps the most wanted—and successful—pirate ever to sail.