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The definitive life of one of Britain's great maritime heroes by the acclaimed author of Nelson: A Dream of Glory.
Dr John Sugden has pursued a busy trans-Atlantic career as a lecturer, senior research fellow and writer. He is the author of a series of acclaimed articles and books, including Tecumseh: A Life, which won the Distinguished Book Award of the American Society for Military History, and Blue Jacket, which won the Ohioana Award, Nelson: A Dream of Glory, and, most recently, Nelson: Sword of Albion.
"Excellent...It deserves to become the standard Drake life. His scholarship is impeccable" -- Frank McLynn Sunday Telegraph "Excellent...he gives us throughout a highly sympathetic though not unbalanced portrait of a remarkable man" -- Linda Colley "The scope of his book, and the skill with which he handles generally unreliable sources, is impressive...The accounts of the circumnavigation, the attack on Cadiz and the defeat of the Armada are a comprehensive, and as readable, as any that have yet appeared" -- Brendan King Literary Review