The Master Mariner Running Proud Author:Nicholas Monsarrat "'He will not die. He will wander the wild waters until all the seas run dry' — When Drake's fireships sailed against the Armada in the Calais Roads, it was the flawed courage of one man that imperilled his admiral's master stroke. — That coward was Matthew Lawe, Drake's own coxswain. His cowardice brought upon him a curse - that he sail the seas ... more »for the rest of time to purge his guilt of one fatal day.
Through all the centuris of wind and wave and warfare, to the Arctic with the doomed Hudson expedition and to the sunbleached Main with Morgan the pirate ...as fisherman on the Grand Banks and clerk to Pepys at the
Admiralty ...With Cook to the bloodstained Hawaii beachand with Nelson to his last great seafight off Cape Trafalgar..."« less