Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison

Admiral of the Ocean Sea—A Life of Christopher Columbus

By Samuel Eliot Morison
Level 11

Originally published in 1942, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Christopher Columbus gives a truthful, authoritative, insightful, detailed, and engaging look into the life and voyages of Columbus. The author, an American historian born in 1887 who was also a sailor and scholar, recreated Columbus’ voyages before writing the book. Replete with rich, stunningly beautiful language, the book is a delightful read and features exemplary writing. In a world that misconstrues the truth about Columbus, this 670-page book is a treasure and a worthwhile read for all teenagers and adults.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Genre Biography
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • Gentle Favorite
  • 2.5 Entertainment Value
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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