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Columbus : the four voyages

Author: Laurence Bergreen; Timothy Jerome; Recorded Books, LLC.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2011.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Compact discs
Audiobooks
Biography
Non-fiction
Named Person: Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bergreen; Timothy Jerome; Recorded Books, LLC.
ISBN: 9781461838241 146183824X
OCLC Number: 755081722
Notes: "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Narrated by Tim Jerome.
Description: 15 audio discs (18.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Laurence Bergreen.

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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 more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs, political, moral, and economic. In this book the author re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career.

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