: The Story of Magellan by Stefan Zweig
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: The Story of Magellan

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A superb piece of reconstruction, intensely interesting first as a record of one of the greatest achievements in human history, and second, as a live picture of a tragic figure, Magellan, lonely and misunderstood and cheated at the end of the reward in recognition of the stupendous and courageous task he had envisioned and achieved. Fascinating reading, and enlightening as a minutely detailed picture of the problems faced and met, from the first step to the last. A book which will last -- a book which should have a plus sale for boys and girls, as well as for all adults who revel in adventure, in recreating a fragment of almost forgotten history.

Pub Date: Feb. 4th, 1937
Publisher: Viking