The Elizabethan seaman Sir Francis Drake is one of history's most dashing figures, and this fine audiobook revives all the romance and excitement of a story that circumnavigates the globe. Drake, though a pirate, turned his back on the racist and imperialist practices that taint most European explorers and helped establish Britain as a naval power. Lawrence Bergreen, the prolific biographer of Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin, and Magellan, among others, appeals to listeners who know a little, a lot, or nothing at all about his subject. In Michael Page he has a narrator in perfect agreement with the tone and character of his narrative. Told with balance and restraint, richly detailed, and full of action and adventure, here is history at its most colorful and satisfying. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780062875396 $29.99
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