Book Review: Over the Edge of the World
Author: Tim Jerome
Rating: If You Have Time (Rating System)
Any Warnings: Gruesome scenes of violence when the crew of the voyage interact with Indians.
Ferdinand Magellan’s daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.
It was actually really good. Hard to believe this was possible during that time. It’s really sad, though, that Magellan did not live to see the end of the voyage. He actually died in a trick ambush by natives to an island they came across. He also had to deal with several mutinies and such. His navigation of the globe seemed the easy part.