Over the Edge of the World (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - History - 512 pages
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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.

  

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Bergreens writing style flows, making it easy to read. - Goodreads
An excellent and well researched book. - Goodreads
This is a very interesting and educational book. - Goodreads
Very well written, easy to read. - Goodreads
Historical research made readable. - Goodreads
Solid, interesting, but not a page turner. - Goodreads

Review: Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

User Review  - Eric Zulueta - Goodreads

A very well researched work of Magellan's historic trip. The author not only tells his readers about the reasons for the expedition, and the rigors of sea voyage during the time.. The author actually ... Read full review

Review: Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

User Review  - James Helfrich - Goodreads

Popular history that reads like a novel. The writing is mediocre, but the story is fascinating. The book conveys the genius, daring, and hubris of Magellan. Mutiny, torture, execution, desertion ... Read full review

Contents

A Ghostly Apparition
1
In Search of Empire
5
The Quest
7
The Man Without a Country
40
Neverlands
68
The Church of the Lawless
91
The Edge of the World
125
The Crucible of Leadership
127
The Final Battle
256
Back from the Dead
289
Ship of Mutineers
291
Survivors
313
Et in Arcadia Ego
341
Ghost Ship
368
After Magellan
395
Notes on Sources
415

Castaways
155
Dragons Tail
172
A Race Against Death
204
A Vanished Empire
221
Bibliography
431
Acknowledgments
441
Index
445
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About the author (2009)

Laurence Bergreen is the author of four biographies, each considered the definitive work on its subject: Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life, Capone: The Man and the Era, As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, and Voyage to Mars: NASA's Search for Life Beyond Earth. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City.

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