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Publisher Description

The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey.

“Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner.”— New York Times Book Review

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
9.6
MB

Customer Reviews

LarBoyer ,

Delightful Story of Exploration

Great story that proved fascinating on so many levels; the character of Magellan, alternately courageous and persistent but flawed, the descriptions of life on the ships, the clash of European and native cultures, the geography of circumnavigating the globe, the economics of the spice trade, etc. Great read.

Curt fagerstrom ,

Great read

I went into this totally blind and this author did a great job. Learned about Magellan, and even more importantly learned the context for all these shenanigans being so important

Cjjonesz ,

Very insightful

Very well written and fascinating book. The author does a superb job of narrating the journey while providing a great history lesson to boot. I honestly did not know a lot about Magellan's journey, but found myself captivated throughout.

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