Sir Francis Drake : the Queen's pirate / Harry Kelsey
- Kelsey, Harry, 1929-
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 566 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- "In this new biography, Harry Kelsey shatters the familiar image of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake of legend was a pious, brave, and just seaman who initiated the move to make England a great naval power and whose acts of piracy against his country's enemies earned him a knighthood for patriotism. Kelsey paints a different and far more interesting picture of Drake as an amoral privateer at least as interested in lining his pockets with Spanish booty as in forwarding the political goals of his country, a man who became a captain general of the English navy but never waged traditional warfare with any success."--BOOK JACKET.
- 0300071825 (cloth : alk. paper) and 9780300071825 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Altoona copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2009.
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