"Admirably summarizes . . . Drake's role as Elizabethan naval hero and 'sea dog,' serving God and country in an era of war, conquest, exploration, and high adventure."
"This succinct biography of Sir Francis Drake is a marvelous introduction to both the man and the myth. Wade Dudley's knack for examining the totality of time and place within its historical setting provides the reader with a focused understanding of the events that influenced Drake's life and beliefs. A consummate storyteller, the author holds the reader's interest while teaching him to look at history with a fresh eye and urging him to explore the subject in more detail."