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    • The Great Explorers

    • The European Discovery of America
    • By: Samuel Eliot Morison
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    The great voyages of discovery to the New World are here brought to life by one of the 20th century's most eminent historians, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Samuel Morison. A master seaman himself, Morison personally retraced the voyages of the early explorers, charting his travels in maps and photographs and comparing these to the maps and travelogues of the early sailors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most Outstanding History of the Age of Discovery

    • By WSV1975 on 05-31-14

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Admiral of the Ocean Sea

    • A Life of Christopher Columbus
    • By: Samuel Eliot Morison
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Admiral of the Ocean Sea is Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's classic biography of the greatest sailor of them all, Christopher Columbus. It is written with the insight, energy, and authority that only someone who had himself sailed in Columbus's path to the New World could muster. Morison undertook this expedition in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch, the dimensions of these craft roughly matching those of Columbus's Santa Maria and Nina.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very detailed, not an easy one

    • By Curdy on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Vistas of History

    • By: Samuel Eliot Morison
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1963, Samuel Eliot Morison, long one of our most distinguished historians, was awarded the first Balzan Prize in History, a prize that rivals the Nobel Prize in splendor and munificence. To receive the award, Admiral Morison had to go to Rome, where he delivered an address, "The Experiences and Principles of an Historian." This book includes the address he gave, as well a fascinating account of the award ceremonies, of which he was a central figure.

    Regular price: $18.17