Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan's historic 60,000-mileocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the500th anniversary of his journey."Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vividdescriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is allhere in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner."—New York Times Book ReviewFerdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in thesixteenth 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 entwinesa variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life thisgroundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both theway explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and historyitself.Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the500th anniversary of Magellan's voyage.