Denny Hartford recommends a book on Christopher Columbus.
Admiral of the Ocean Seas by Samuel Eliot Morison was awarded the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Morison was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography again in 1960, for John Paul Jones: A Sailor’s Biography.
Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison was a prolific author of articles, textbooks, and history books. More on Morison, his Naval career, and his many writings can be found at his pages at the Naval History and Heritage Command.