THE SEA-DRAGON: Journals of Francis Drake's Voyage Around the World by George Sanderlin

THE SEA-DRAGON: Journals of Francis Drake's Voyage Around the World

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Older readers are still out of luck as regards a biography of Sir Francis that's both reputable and readable: this one, being a compilation from sixteenth and seventeenth century sources describing his adventures in detail, is reputable only. The selections are organized into 'a story, more or less, which is held together by Sanderlin's connecting remarks, but it is: rendered diffuse by his conscientious bracketing and dot-dot-dotting to offer explanations or indicate omissions. Though a ""Cast of Characters"" and ""Table of Events"" appear at the end of the book, the result is more informed than 'informing, and the Sea-Dragon. remains still far away from everyone who hasn't got a historical telescope or what might be called a predilection.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Harper & Row