"Features a new introduction on the 500th anniversary of the voyage"--Cover.

"A first-rate historical page turner." -New York Times Book Review

The acclaimed and bestselling account of Ferdinand Magellan's historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage.

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan's voyage.


ISBN13: 9780062890481
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 512
Publication Date: 23 Jul 2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 20.3(H) x 13.5(W) x 2.2(S)370
Weight (gm): 370

Author Biography

Laurence Bergreen is the author of the highly acclaimed biographies Capone: The Man and his Era, As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, James Agee: A Life and Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life.


"A marvelous piece of scholarship"--New Zealand Herald
Over the Edge of the World, Updated Edition: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

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