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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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