The story of the greatest maritime expedition of all time, 'Over The Edge Of The World' brings to life Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe during the 16th century, a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence and amazing adventure.
The historical ramifications of Magellan's journey around the world are difficult to exaggerate. Before Magellan and his fleet set sail in 1519, the earth was thought to be flat. By the time his expedition was over in 1521, the earth was proved to be round.
Prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen chronicles Magellan's voyage in all its glory and misery. Interweaving a variety of candid, first-person accounts (some previously unavailable in English), Bergreen takes readers into the ships of Magellan and his crew, as they explore, navigate, mutiny, suffer and die during this epic journey.