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User Review  - curls_99 - LibraryThing

In Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Morison gives a comprehensive biography of the life of Christopher Columbus. Apparently, Morison (who was a prolific author of the time and would win the Pulitzer again in ... Read full review

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1016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus, by Samuel Eliot Morison (read 31 Jul 1969) (Pulitzer Biography prize for 1943) I think one of the main reasons I read this book was ... Read full review

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This was a very good biography. Mr. Morris researched many original documents and other sources, as well as sailed the routes himself to get an idea of this man Columbus and what sort of man he was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Samuel Morison's 1942 Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Christopher Columbus, is still considered by many to be the best biography of Columbus. Morison spent 2 years on a ... Read full review

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Awesome! A 60-year-old book that is still very readable. This presents Columbus in a very realistic manner. It logically disputes theories that have been used to disparage Columbus's birth claims, language, and his skills, yet honestly portrays his often harsh treatment of American natives. The author spent 2 years traveling Columbus's routes in similar boats and brings a lot of sailing jargon to the book, but also a lot of experience because of this. 

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Jacquita Adams
October 14,2008
Christopher Columbus
Book:Admiral of the Ocean Sea:A life of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451. he was the oldest of five children.he loved to work with is dad at sea. Columbus was a weaverin his younger years.He was born in an ancient city called Genoa.He had a joyous sense of adventure and desire to win wealth and recognition. He was modern.He always had questions about the sea.He was very interested in sailing to find new undiscovered lands.
Everyone honors him in Genoese.He workedfor honor.There are question that still haven't been answered correctly like;What exact date was Columbus born? and did he really discover america? The questions have been answered,but there are opinions lurking within those answers.The conclusion is Christopher Columbus was a sailer whom people believe discovered America.Thats who Christopher Columbus is.

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