Over the Edge of the World
Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
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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 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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Delightful Story of Exploration
Great story that proved fascinating on so many levels; the character of Magellan, alternately courageous and persistent but flawed, the descriptions of life on the ships, the clash of European and native cultures, the geography of circumnavigating the globe, the economics of the spice trade, etc. Great read.
Very well written and fascinating book. The author does a superb job of narrating the journey while providing a great history lesson to boot. I honestly did not know a lot about Magellan's journey, but found myself captivated throughout.
I went into this totally blind and this author did a great job. Learned about Magellan, and even more importantly learned the context for all these shenanigans being so important