magellan

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PUBLISHERS

Hardcover: William Morrow, 2003
Paperback: Perennial/HarperCollins, 2004
Brazil: Objetiva
China: Grand China Publishing House
England: HarperCollins UK
Estonia: Tänapäev
Finland: John Nurminen Säätiö
France: Grasset
Greece: Psichogios
Holland: De Bezige Bij
Hungary: General Press
Italy: Garzanti Libri
Korea: Hanamu
Poland: Rebis 
Portugal: Bertrand
Spain: Planeta

magellan

BUY THE BOOK

PUBLISHERS

Hardcover: William Morrow, 2003
Paperback: Perennial/HarperCollins, 2004
Brazil: Objetiva
China: Grand China Publishing House
England: HarperCollins UK
Estonia: Tänapäev
Finland: John Nurminen Säätiö
France: Grasset
Greece: Psichogios
Holland: De Bezige Bij
Hungary: General Press
Italy: Garzanti Libri
Korea: Hanamu
Poland: Rebis 
Portugal: Bertrand
Spain: Planeta

New York Times Book Review:

Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid depictions make for a thoroughly satisfying account of the age in which Iberian seafarers groped their way around the world. Binding it all together is the psychology of Magellan’s flawed leadership, the source of a sample link constant tension in his fleet. Driven by a fanatical dream to find the Spice Islands, Magellan was a frustrated Portuguese nobleman sailing for the king of Spain and a complicated man with absolute power of life and death over his crew.

Publisher’s Weekly:

… superbly recreates Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan’s obsessive 16th-century quest… Illuminating the Age of Discovery, Bergreen writes this powerful tale of adventure with a strong presence and rich detail.

Library Journal:

Biographer Bergreen (Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin) sails where Magellan sailed and recaptures his life. A revisionist view—and also a cracking good tale.

Awards and Accolades:

  • Medalla de Honor, Asociación de Alcades de V Centenario (Spain), 2010
  • Amazon.com Bestseller
  • Barnes & Noble Bestseller
  • BookSense 76 Recommendation November-December 2003
  • New York Times “ Notable Book”, 2004
  • Nominated for an “Audie” award for best nonfiction book recording (BBC), 2005
  • CNN Top 10 Adventure Reads, 2010
  • Delancey Place’s Top 12 Books of the Decade, 2015
  • Optioned as a feature film by Jason Koornick Productions
  • Dramatic rights optioned by LD Entertainment