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Columbus : the four voyages

Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.
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Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bergreen
ISBN: 0670023019 9780670023011 9780143122104 014312210X
OCLC Number: 707969106
Description: xvii, 423 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : October 1492 --
Discovery. Thirty-three days ; Son of Genoa ; Shipwreck ; "The people from the sky" --
Conquest. River of blood ; Rebellion ; Among the Taínos --
Interlude. The Columbian exchange --
Decadence. "A great roaring" ; Roldán's revolt ; "Send me back in chains" --
Recovery. El Alto Viaje ; Castaways in paradise ; February 29, 1504 --
Columbus Day.
Responsibility: Laurence Bergreen.

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Columbus undertook three voyages between 1494 and 1504, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. This book  Read more...

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"Laurence Bergreen's new book, refreshingly, is fluid in style in its style and comprehensive in its research. Richly illustrated and enhanced with maps that are as legible as they are relevant. Read more...

 
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