Steve Van Slyke's Reviews > Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
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Dec 11, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in April, 2005

Excellent. What amazed me the most was how Magellan lost his way, mentally. He forgot that his goal was to find a shorter route to the Spice Islands, and instead began to see his purpose to be the spread of Chrisitianity to the heathens of the world. And that was what eventually killed him, leaving the ragged remnants of his crew to fulfill the mission. A truly tragic historica figure.
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