[MOST WISHED] The Last Crusade: How Vasco da Gama's Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a
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Historian Nigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama's pioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam--a series of events which forever altered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for readers of "Endurance" "Shackleton's"" Incredible Voyage," "Galileo's Daughter," " "and "Atlantic," " "this first-ever complete account of da Gama's voyages includes new information from the recently discovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of letters between da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-day Kerala, India. Cliff, the author of "The Shakespeare Riots," draws upon his own travels in da Gama's footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and a contemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic.