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    Sir Francis Drake: British Library Historic Lives (British Library Historic Lives S.) (Hardback) By (author) Peter Whitfield


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    DescriptionFrancis Drake assured his place in history when, in his lone ship the Golden Hind, he sailed the Pacific to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake the man, however, is the enigma and relatively little is known about him personally and what motivated him. Historians today have struggled to reconcile the heroic legend with the facts, which show that Drake achieved his status almost exclusively through acts of theft, piracy and terrorism. In this new biography, Peter Whitfield, a leading expert in exploration and map history, examines this dilemma to shed light on Drake the man and the legend. Illustrated throughout with original documents, maps and portraits, the biography offers an accessible and highly readable account of one of the greatest explorers of all time.

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    Sir Francis Drake
    British Library Historic Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Whitfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712348607
    ISBN 10: 0712348603

    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    DC22: 942.055092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    Illustrations note
    50 colour and b&w illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    01 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "This is a book that would make Francis Drake proud."