Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison audiobook

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

By Samuel Eliot Morison
Read by Frederick Davidson

Blackstone Publishing
25.96 Hours Unabridged
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Admiral of the Ocean Sea is Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison’s classic biography of the greatest sailor of them all, Christopher Columbus. It is written with the insight, energy, and authority that only someone who had himself sailed in Columbus’ path to the New World could muster. Morison undertook this expedition in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch, the dimensions of these craft roughly matching those of Columbus’ Santa Maria and Niña. The result is this vivid and definitive biography that accurately details the voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.

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Summary

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Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography

Admiral of the Ocean Sea is Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison’s classic biography of the greatest sailor of them all, Christopher Columbus. It is written with the insight, energy, and authority that only someone who had himself sailed in Columbus’ path to the New World could muster. Morison undertook this expedition in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch, the dimensions of these craft roughly matching those of Columbus’ Santa Maria and Niña. The result is this vivid and definitive biography that accurately details the voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A splendid achievement and a lasting monument of American scholarship. The style is delightful and flowing, and the whole work is replete with beauty and humor…[A] supremely valuable contribution to the literature on Columbus.” New York Times
“A most complete history of the voyage of Christoper Columbus, with a wealth of details and notes galore…Morison writes entertainingly.” Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 25.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English