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Christopher Columbus : controversial explorer of the Americas

Author: Christopher C Brink
Publisher: New York : Cavendish Square, 2019.
Series: Hero or villain? Claims and counterclaims.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"Few people in history have had as significant an impact on the shaping of multiple cultures as Christopher Columbus, the explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 in search of a sea route from Europe to Asia. He has been widely admired throughout history for his persistence, courage, charisma, and impressive nautical and navigational skills, particularly considering his lack of formal education.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher C Brink
ISBN: 1502635232 9781502635235 1502635259 9781502635259
OCLC Number: 1028184026
Target Audience: 7-12.
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who was Christopher Columbus? --
History of Europe before Columbus --
The life of Columbus --
Was Columbus a hero or a villain? --
Later effects of Columbus.
Series Title: Hero or villain? Claims and counterclaims.
Responsibility: Christopher C. Brink.

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"Few people in history have had as significant an impact on the shaping of multiple cultures as Christopher Columbus, the explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 in search of a sea route from Europe to Asia. He has been widely admired throughout history for his persistence, courage, charisma, and impressive nautical and navigational skills, particularly considering his lack of formal education. However, he has been the target of significant criticism due to his perceived cruelty toward the native inhabitants of the islands he discovered, his ineptitude at governing the colony he founded, and his tendency toward dishonesty and manipulation of others when it suited his purposes. This book seeks to provide the reader with a balanced perspective of Columbus's personality, achievements, and far-reaching effects on cultures on both sides of the Atlantic."--

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