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The Sea King: Sir Francis Drake And His Times

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By the end of the 16th century, the domination of the New World by Spain and Portugal was challenged by Sir Francis Drake, a superb navigator and commander, who set forth to establish a foothold for Queen Elizabeth in these new lands. Marrin smoothly navigates readers on a journey through his many adventures in this dramatic biography.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Atheneum Books
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Albert Marrin is a historian and the author of more than twenty nonfiction books for young people. He has won various awards for his writing, including the 2005 James Madison Book Award and the 2008 National Endowment for Humanities Medal. In 2011, his book Flesh and Blood So Cheap was a National Book Award Finalist. Marrin is the Chairman of the History Department at New York's Yeshiva University ...more