Book Reviews of Over the Edge of the World : Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)

Over the Edge of the World : Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe - P.S.
Author: Laurence Bergreen
ISBN-13: 9780060936389
ISBN-10: 006093638X
Publication Date: 11/1/2004
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Magellan's circumnavigation is a fascinating story, and that is the main thing that saves Bergreen's book. The characters, their travels, and their times are so interesting and unusual that Bergreen has little to do. I am glad that I read this book, and it is one of the better ones on the subject, but Bergreen is in no way up to par with authors like Nathaniel Philbrick for maritime history.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent read on this most dangerous and fascinating voyage of the itme period.
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For the arm-chair sailor, this book is IT! And it's all factual, with nothing made up.
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Helpful Score: 1
Few books have been written about this voyage(if any). This one has been well researched and povides a lot of detail
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An excellent read providing a good understanding of the trials of both Magellan and his crews voyage and the tremendous accomplishment that this armada ultimately achieved.
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Well written book, author meanders a little, but keeps it interesting. He spends a lot of time on the intrigue (both on the voyage and in Spain) regarding the expedition, much of it due to Magellan being a Portuguese sailing for Spain.
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More than a dry recitation of facts about Magellan's voyage, this book practically puts the reader on board the flagship to experience things firsthand. There are a lot of details, some of them rather lurid, but it's all clearly written and interesting.
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Well written book. Be sure to have lots of orange juice on hand when reading.
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Really and truly, I rate this book 4.5. It was a great read, read like a fine novel, seemed very carefully researched, and was hard to put down.
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Very interesting, well researched account of Magellan's journey.
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Really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about Magellan that didn't know.
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This is a great read, well researched, and provides insight into the Age of Discovery.
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A fascinating story. Bergreen did an excellent job of research to bring to life such an old story. It was informative as well as entertaining.