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Other than this I really enjoyed this book it is a page turner..
The author, Laurence Bergreen, tells the spellbinding story of Ferdinand Magellan's attempt to reach the Spice Islands from Spain via a westbound route.
Bergreen's story of Magellan's voyage to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe is fascinating and very well written.
It is a great book but it is abridged. I thought I was buying the whole book because it was not advertised as abridged on amazon. This needs to be corrected. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by P. pike
Convincing thesis, this was the greatest of all human voyages. I thought, throughout the book, of comparisons. Read morePublished 2 days ago by William Runge
This is an amazing book with lots of detail. It is imposible to stop reading it. It shows Magellan's Leadership skills put to the test.Published 9 days ago by Vicovan Alina
I am enjoying this book very much. I am a history fan and looked forward to reading about Magellan.Published 24 days ago by E. I. Lentz Jr.
This was a selection for my history book club, and it was fun and fantastic. Bergreen did his research, and directly quoted a ton of source material, so you get a true and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John D. Shepperd
I found this book to be a page-turner - very well written, exciting, and solidly based on extensive scholarly research. Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. Hjemboe
Extremely interesting book both about Magellan's famous voyage and about the times in which it took place. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer