Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

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by Samuel Eliot Morison, Erwin Raisz, Bertram Greene
     
 

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Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world. 50 drawings, maps & charts; 4 fold-outs.

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Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world. 50 drawings, maps & charts; 4 fold-outs.

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ISBN-13:
9780316584784
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
10/19/1991
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
306,480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.55(d)

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Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bthibo3 More than 1 year ago
I found this book extremely insightful. It was written in a flowing narrative, unlike some biographies, but still provided a complete synopsis of the life of Columbus. Morison is a bit biased when it comes to controversial issues regarding unanswered questions, but that is to be expected from someone writing a biography on a personal icon. I will say in his defense that when these biases do appear, he is sure to let the reader know, and even provides opposing views as to let the reader decide for himself/herself. All in all, a good read, and worth your while if you're interested in early American explorers!