"Now [Morison] has united the latest findings of modern scholarship, American and European, to his own zestful explorations by land, sea and air, to produce a comprehensive and, for our day and age, definitive account of the process by which Europe substituted fact for fable and knowledge for ignorance about the New World across the Western Ocean....[A] unique combination of scholarship and fieldwork....Into these volumes is distilled a lifetime of experience--of sailing, of learning and of the sadly neglected art of historical narration. They are a joy and a treasure house."--Economist
About the Author The late Samuel Eliot Morison, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the author of numerous books including The Oxford History of the American People, The Growth of the American Republic, and Admiral of the Ocean, a biography of Columbus.
Morison is one of the great historians of the 20th Century! Anything written by him has great value in learning about our past!Published 10 months ago by Charles J. Ingerson
Reproduction of the original. Photos of shorelines taken from ships at sea taken by Morison in in the original were not great. Here, they are useless blurs.Published 10 months ago by vitis arbiter