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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.) - Laurence Bergreen
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060936389 (006093638X)
ASIN: 006093638X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
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Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it
4.0 Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe [Laurence Bergreen]
I really hadn't expected Magellan to die when he did. It's almost sad that that's all I can really say at the moment. He lost sight of what he was meant to be doing and focused on converting the natives to Christianity! He might have made it to the spice islands if he hadn't gotten so sidetracked. T...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
A solid read about a person of history I knew little about. Over the Edge of the World tells the story, in detail, of Magellan's voyage around the world. It also tells, in detail, the history of everything associated with Magellan and his trip. I enjoyed the read, although at times I wished the a...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
4.0 Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Popular history at its best, 'Over the Edge of the World' makes good use of the rich primary source material for Magellon's expedition and Bergreen doesn't stint on any adventurous detail.It's a tricky feat to put out a readable history book that stands up under academic scrutiny. There's a lot of t...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it
5.0 Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Loved it. Read it. One of my favorites. Historical yet tells the tale without reading like a historical book. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
A good read, however it only gets a 4 star because it was worth a soup├žon more than a three and I am feeling philanthropic. It was a little disconcerting that the author could not get his incredulity around the fact that Magellan's demise is still re-enacted annually in the Phillipines - with pride ...
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