The Great Explorers: The European Discovery of America

Paperback | October 1, 1986

bySamuel Eliot Morison

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In The Great Explorers--an abridgement of his two-volume magnum opus, The European Discovery of America--the late Samuel Eliot Morison, one of the most eminent American historians of the 20th century, vividly describes the early voyages that led to the discovery of the New World. Based onMorison's own trips, by plane, to the places the early discoverers landed, and on massive research into their maps, travelogues, and means of navigation, it tells, as no other book does, what the experience of these early explorers was. Morison describes their fear of sailing uncharted waters,their encounters with natives, their joy--and surprise--at discovering new land, and enriches his story with the photographs and maps he made while retracing the great voyages.

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In The Great Explorers--an abridgement of his two-volume magnum opus, The European Discovery of America--the late Samuel Eliot Morison, one of the most eminent American historians of the 20th century, vividly describes the early voyages that led to the discovery of the New World. Based onMorison's own trips, by plane, to the places th...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 8.94 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:October 1, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195042220

ISBN - 13:9780195042221

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"An exemplary work of historical writing."--Newsweek.