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Discover the life and legacy of one of America's greatest historians in Reflections: Samuel Eliot Morison. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Rear Admiral Morison (1887-1976) wrote works that ranged from the official history of U.S. naval operations in World War II to comprehensive volumes that retraced the voyages of Columbus and Magellan. Filmed during the last year of his life, this candid documentary portrait is Morison's story in his own words, as he traces his journey from a young Harvard faculty member to his rise as America's pre-eminent scholar of maritime affairs. Weaving together the tapestry of Morison's life and career, this is an illuminating exploration of a visionary historian whose work continues to shape our understanding of the past.