Admiral of the Ocean Sea

by Samuel Eliot Morison
Category: "World History - Cultural"
Year of Publication:1942
Date Added:12/07/1998
Date Read:12/02/1998
Notes:Admiral of the Ocean Sea is Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's classic biography of the greatest sailor of them all, Christopher Columbus. It is written with the insight, energy, and authority that only someone who had himself sailed in Columbus's path to the New World could muster. Morison undertook this expedition in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch, the dimensions of these craft roughly matching those of Columbus's Santa Maria and Nina. The result is this vivid and definitive biography, fully illustrated with charts and maps detailing the voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.
My Rating: 8

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