About the author
Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral, United States Naval Reserve (July 9, 1887 - May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history that were both authoritative and highly readable.
"A splendid achievement and a lasting monument of American scholarship. The style is delightful and flowing, and the whole work is replete with beauty and humor . . . [A] supremely valuable contribution to the literature on Columbus.'' --New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.