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by Samuel Eliot Morison

  • Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
  • ISBN: 0316583545
  • ISBN13: 978-0316583541
  • ePub: 1542 kb | FB2: 1532 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Travelers & Explorers
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (October 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 680
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 711
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Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus ePub download

Start by marking Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A. .One of the best books I've ever read. Morison is not only a great historian, but a captivating writer as well

Start by marking Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Morison is not only a great historian, but a captivating writer as well. His descriptions of the places Columbus visited, and the characters involved, just jump right off the pages.

For Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), Morison combined his personal . The Class Lives of Samuel Eliot and Nathaniel Homes Morison, Harvard 1839. Boston: Privately printed, 1926.

For Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), Morison combined his personal interest in sailing with his scholarship by actually sailing to the various places that Columbus explored. In quick succession, Morison wrote Christopher Columbus, Mariner (1955), Freedom in Contemporary Society (1956), The Story of the 'Old Colony' of New Plymouth, 1620–1692 (1956), Nathaniel Holmes Morison (1957), William Hickling Prescott (1958), Strategy and Compromise (1958), and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959), which earned.

If any of you would like to see the life of Columbus as it must have been will really like this book

Morison, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this work, humanizes Columbus, who is fleshed out warts and all. Columbus is intensely religious, loyal, at times a bore, a peerless admiral and navigator, a so-so and at times poor administrator, courageous, brilliant and at times extremely hardheaded. If any of you would like to see the life of Columbus as it must have been will really like this book. I found that it is a book about his life and world, not just a biography.

An Atlantic Monthly Press Book"-t. The first forty years - Prologue - Genoa - Cheerfully at sea - Lusitania - The man Columbus - The enterprise of the Indies - In Castile - The Queen consents - Niña, Pinta, and.

Samuel Eliot Morison's Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus won the Pulitzer Prize in 1942, and does not seem the least dated 55 years later

Samuel Eliot Morison's Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus won the Pulitzer Prize in 1942, and does not seem the least dated 55 years later.

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’ path to the New World could muster. The result is this vivid and definitive biography that accurately details the voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.

Samuel Eliot Morison was born in Boston in 1887. from Harvard in 1912 and began teaching history there in 1915, becoming full professor in 1925 and Jonathan Trumbull professor of American history in 1941. He served as the university's official historian and wrote a three-volume history of the institution, the Tercentennial History of Harvard College and University, which was completed in 1936.

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 . Samuel Eliot Morison.

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.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Christopher Columbus retraces his expedition to create a vivid recreation of his life and career
Malanim
This book is large, but very readable and the author manages to keep things interesting through all four of Columbus’ voyages of discovery. It was written by Samuel Eliot Morison after he retraced Columbus’ voyages in 1939-1940 with the Harvard Columbus Expedition.

Morison, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this work, humanizes Columbus, who is fleshed out warts and all. Columbus is intensely religious, loyal, at times a bore, a peerless admiral and navigator, a so-so and at times poor administrator, courageous, brilliant and at times extremely hardheaded. He made mistakes, took slaves, died under appreciated, yet still completed four of the most important voyages in the history of mankind. He never gave up on the idea that he had actually discovered a new route to the orient, and never fully realized what he had actually found. He was double crossed by his own crew multiple times, faced mutinies, battled arthritis, and was actually led back to Spain in chains following his third voyage.

One of the things we struggle with understanding today is the fact that Columbus (and Magellan, along with many other explorers) had no idea where they were going. There were literally no maps at the time to show them what was on the other side of the ocean, or even if there was another side. It takes unbelievable courage to plunge headfirst off the edge of the map and most people now simply cannot understand what it took to face this complete uncertainty without hope of rescue while being responsible for the lives of the crew and property of the crown while doing it.

This is a terrific book, well researched and full of interesting details. Fans of true adventure, exploration, discovery, maps, world history and geography will love it.
Llathidan
A good, thorough biography of an obviously important person in the Age of Discovery. I learned much about Christopho Colon, including his real name, from this well-written and very readable book. Though published in 1942, I would say it's still the authoritative biography of the person we know as Christopher Columbus, someone obviously extermely important in world history and to America in particular. I recommend this book to all who are interested in this era and even to those who are not.
Usic
If any of you would like to see the life of Columbus as it must have been will really like this book. I found that it is a book about his life and world, not just a biography. You start to get a feel for how different his world was and how much of history is made up by people because of our failure to see him as a navigator of life in "that" environment, not ours.
I was amazed to find that Columbus truly felt that he had a divine commission and duty to voyage as he did, and much of the negativity I have heard from him now seems to be unsubstantiated attacks, completely ignoring the facts involved.
I respect the man more now than I did, and I think that people might find that much of what we hear about early discovery and colonialism in the Americas has been distorted and the negative attributed to people who do not deserve it.
sunrise bird
This book is the definitive work on Columbus. Morison is famous for making the same journey that Columbus made with largely the same equipment in order to prepare for writing this book. His experience shines through in the detail thatMorison lavishes on his subject.

As is the case with any great biography, Morison has become enamored with his subject, highlighting his strengths and successes while downplaying his weaknesses and failures, but you know that going into any biography and can adjust your interpretation accordingly.

The story here is told very well, keeping the reader engaged and turning pages. Additionally, the book dispells many of the myths and common misconceptions about Columbus and really fills in a complete picure of the man.

Well worth reading for any fan of history or biography.
Nto
Excellent, engaging, very well documented, and elegantly written.
Goltizuru
I am please to add this to my library.
Kazigrel
An excellent account of his several voyages. Well documented.
This is a a classic biography of one of history's most important and most interesting achievers of great deeds. I lost my original copy in a move and ordered this to read it again and keep available for friends and family members.
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