Olivier & Patrick Poivre d’Arvor: L’odyssée des marins ISBN 9-78221-116760 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is a treasure trove! Two brothers from Brittany, both in love with all things connected to ships, travel the world to research the life and deeds of navigators, explorers, treasure hunters, colonists, pirates, corsairs, famous admirals and sailing champions. An exhaustive study, extremely well written, a book that reactivated many a childhood dream of mine sailing the oceans and diving for sunken ships ladden with gold and rubies.
The longing for exotic worlds, a long sea voyage and the discovery of new realms leads me to a famous composing naval officer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He wrote a wonderful symphonic poem callled “Sheherazade”: