Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
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.
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OVER THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the GlobeUser Review - Kirkus
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 ... Read full review
Over the edge of HistoryUser Review - seaturkey - Overstock.com
This book was so interesting. The fact that Magellan had his own historian and the Spanish Crown sent their own make it really interesting as far as historic perspective. Also the entire history of the voyage is just so interesting Read full review
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