Author Melissa Darby: Thunder Go North

Author Melissa Darby: Thunder Go North

Please join author Melissa Darby for a talk about her new book Thunder Go North, The Hunt for Sir Francis Drake's Fair & Good Bay. 

Thunder Go North embarks on a fresh investigation into a centuries-old ‘vexed question’: Where was Francis Drake’s 1579 landing place on North America’s Pacific Coast? Author Melissa Darby presents a compelling case that Drake most likely came ashore on the central coast of Oregon.

“Darby’s book is a masterpiece of detective work into the various claims for the landing location of Drake and the Golden Hind in the summer of 1579. With similarities to the Cardiff Giant and Piltdown Man hoaxes, Darby’s work uncovers a potential scientific conspiracy by one of California’s most renowned historians. She masterfully weaves a tale of political intrigue, fraud, and ego into an academic treatise that reads more like a historical mystery novel. Sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction!” —Todd Braje - San Diego State University

Ms. Darby's book is available for sale in the Friends' bookshop, and she will be signing copies after her talk. This event is free.  

Event Properties

Event Date 12-21-2019 1:30 pm
Event End Date 12-21-2019 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Location Visitor Center