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The Great Explorers

The European Discovery of America
Sprecher: Frederick Davidson
Spieldauer: 25 Std. und 21 Min.
Kategorien: English - History, World

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The great voyages of discovery to the New World are here brought to life by one of the 20th century's most eminent historians, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Samuel Morison.

A master seaman himself, Morison personally retraced the voyages of the early explorers, charting his travels in maps and photographs and comparing these to the maps and travelogues of the early sailors. The resulting two-volume The European Discovery of America was widely acclaimed both for its author's incomparable knowledge of history, cartography, and sea navigation and for the fresh immediacy of its writing.

The Great Explorers abridges this great work, following the voyages of Columbus, Magellan, Drake, and many more. Here is the fascinating story of these explorers' ventures into uncharted waters, their encounters with natives, and their joy - and surprise - at discovering new land.

©1978 Oxford University Press (P)1995 Blackstone Audio, Inc.


"What a story! And how worthily the writer tells it!.... To read this book is to be a privileged passenger on the bridge beside a master mariner who... imparts the wisdoms of the deep in tones of a salty tang - brisk, skeptical, yet always measured." ( The New York Times Book Review)"One of the most readable and gripping histories in decades." ( Boston Globe)"In all ways admirable, written with wit and easy scholarship.... [Morison] at his entertaining best." ( The New Yorker)

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