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Over the Edge of the World Updated Edition: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Category: Book
By (author): Bergreen, Laurence
Subject:  HISTORY / Civilization
  HISTORY / World
  TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: July 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.15in
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From The Publisher*

The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan's historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage-now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey.

"Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner."- New York Times Book Review

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.

Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan's voyage.

Review Quote*"A marvelous piece of scholarship"