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OVER THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A vivid account of Magellan's star-crossed voyage around the world nearly five centuries ago.Fond of epic adventures and odd ducks alike, Bergreen (Voyage to Mars, 2000, etc.) finds a nice blend of the two in Ferdinand Magellan's life and career. Considered a tyrant by some, a traitor by others, and often in trouble with one legal authority or another, Magellan seemed driven by a need both to ... Read full review

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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

Historian Laurence Bergreen has previously written biographies of such diverse figures as Al Capone, Louis Armstrong, James Agee and Irving Berlin, as well as books about space exploration and network broadcasting. So he might seem an unlikely candidate to tackle the epic story of Ferdinand Magellan's threeyear voyage around the world (15191522) the trip that proved once and for all that the earth ... Read full review

Over the edge of the world: Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe

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Bergreen (Voyage to Mars; Louis Armstrong) applies his successful writing skills to this inside story of what really happened during Magellan's epic, three-year circumnavigation of the globe. On ... Read full review

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

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Biographer Bergreen (Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin) sails where Magellan sailed and recaptures his life. A revisionist view-and also a cracking good tale. ... Read full review

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I love a great boom about history, and this book is one of the best I've read in a while. It paints the story, leaving you with a tremendous sense of awe for the salpilorsmon this voyage.


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