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World Encompassed: Drake`s Great Voyage

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Author: Derek Wilson

Genre: Biography & Memoirs
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780749003227
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 1st March 1998

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In 1577, five tiny ships with 164 men set sail from Plymouth. At that time, Francis Drake had no idea that he was embarking on the greatest personal maritime adventure ever, nor that he would circumnavigate the globe. No mariner had attempted the feat for fifty years; no captain had ever successfully negotiated all the world's uncharted oceans to bring his vessel safely home let alone bring back enough gold and silver in her hold to meet the expenditure of the government for a whole year and to give the voyage's backers a 4,700% return on their investment.

The World Encompassed is a stirring day-to-day account of Drake's great voyage, an exciting story of courage, braggadocio and magnificent seamanship, re-told in detail by a master historical narrator, with the page-turning compulsion of an adventure novel - and every word is true.

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