In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire

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$29.99  $27.59
Publisher
Custom House
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062875358

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About the Author

LAURENCE BERGREEN is the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. His other books include Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504; Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu; and Voyage to Mars: NASA's Search for Life Beyond Earth. A graduate of Harvard, Bergreen lives in Manhattan.

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"The swashbuckling life and times of the explorer who achieved what Magellan could not--and made England's fortune in the process. ... Demonstrating his deep knowledge of the era, the author energetically recounts Drake's action-packed journey. ... Bergreen masterly portrays the principal characters in this drama. ... A smooth, dramatic, and well-fleshed world history."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
With a keen sense of adventure and a sharp grasp of personalities on sea and land, Bergreen (Over the Edge of the World, 2008) details Drake's round-the-world adventures as well as political intrigues and mutinous sailors.--Booklist (starred review)