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Admiral of the ocean sea : a life of Christopher Columbus

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1942.
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"A condensation of my two-volume Admiral of the ocean sea, published at the same time. All the notes have been omitted, and a good many pages of navigational data; a chapter on ships and sailing and one on the origin of syphilis have been summarized. Otherwise the two editions are identical."--Page xx.
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Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
Admiral of the ocean sea.
Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1942
(OCoLC)559825317
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Cristóbal Colón; Christophe Colomb; Christopher Columbus; CRISTOBAL COLON
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Eliot Morison
OCLC Number: 419092
Notes: Includes index.
"An Atlantic Monthly Press Book."
Map on lining-papers.
"A condensation of my two-volume Admiral of the ocean sea, published at the same time. All the notes have been omitted, and a good many pages of navigational data; a chapter on ships and sailing and one on the origin of syphilis have been summarized. Otherwise the two editions are identical."--Page xx.
"Salve regina" (words and melody): p. [181].
Awards: Listed in the H.W. Wilson Public Library Core Collection, 2008.
Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 1943.
Description: xx, 680 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps (some folded), portrait, charts ; 25 cm
Contents: The first forty years --
Prologue --
Genoa --
Cheerfully at sea --
Lusitania --
The man Columbus --
The enterprise of the Indies --
In Castile --
The Queen consents --
Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria --
Officers and men --
The first voyage to America --
Bound away --
A day at sea --
How Columbus navigated --
Atlantic crossing --
Adelante! Adelante! --
Landfall --
The quest for Japan --
Pursuit of the Grand Khan --
Oriente --
La Isla Española --
La Navidad --
Homeward passage --
Azorean agony --
In Portuguese power --
Home is the sailor --
Diplomatic interlude --
Spreading the news --
The second voyage to America --
The Grand Fleet --
Many Marys --
Saints and virgins --
Cibao --
Cuba and Jamaica --
The Queen's Garden --
Back to Isabella --
Hell in Hispaniola --
Crowded crossing --
The third voyage to America --
Preparations --
Trinidad --
Paria --
Terrestrial Paradise --
Terrestrial Inferno --
The fourth voyage to America --
Last chance --
Hurricane --
Search for a strait --
Veragua --
Belén --
At sea in a sieve --
Marooned --
Rescue and end.
Responsibility: by Samuel Eliot Morison ; maps by Erwin Raisz ; drawings by Bertram Greene.

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"A condensation of my two-volume Admiral of the ocean sea, published at the same time. All the notes have been omitted, and a good many pages of navigational data; a chapter on ships and sailing and one on the origin of syphilis have been summarized. Otherwise the two editions are identical."--Page xx.

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A GREAT CHRONOLOGICAL SOURCE

by NETNAVIGATOR (WorldCat user published 2011-03-16) Excellent Permalink

Of all the  books associated with the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus, I have found this one to the best. The author actually sailed the routes which Columbus himself navigated. A very useful research tool concerning the geography and dates of Columbus' voyages.

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