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.

Genre Biography
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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