Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Samuel Eliot Morison

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2011

Duration: 25 hours 58 minutes


Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Admiral of the Ocean Sea is Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's classic biography of the greatest sailor of them all, Christopher Columbus. It is written with the insight, energy, and authority that only someone who had himself sailed in Columbus's path to the New World could muster.

Morison undertook this expedition in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch, the dimensions of these craft roughly matching those of Columbus's Santa Maria and Nina. The result is this vivid and definitive biography that accurately details the voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.