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Columbus The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen - Paperback
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Columbus The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen - Paperback

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Biographies & Memoirs
ISBN
9780143122104
Book Language
English
Publisher
Penguin Studio
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He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. His maps were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found, encouraged genocide, and polluted relations between people. He ended his career in near lunacy. But Columbus had one asset that made all the difference, ...

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    Category Type
    Biographies & Memoirs
    ISBN
    9780143122104
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Penguin Studio
    Category Type
    Biographies & Memoirs
    ISBN
    9780143122104
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Penguin Studio
    Item EAN
    2724331235839
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    Author
    Laurence Bergreen
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    Description:

    He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. His maps were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found, encouraged genocide, and polluted relations between people.

    He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. His maps were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found, encouraged genocide, and polluted relations between people. He ended his career in near lunacy. But Columbus had one asset that made all the difference, an inborn sense of the sea, of wind and weather, and of selecting the optimal course to get from A to B. Laurence Bergreen's energetic and bracing book gives the whole Columbus and most importantly, the whole of his career, not just the highlight of 1492. Columbus undertook three more 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. By their conclusion, Columbus was broken in body and spirit, a hero undone by the tragic flaw of pride. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, this book shows how the subsequent voyages illustrate the costs political, moral, and economic.

    Product Features:
    • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
    • Author: Laurence Bergreen
    • Target Group: Adults
    • Format: Paperback
    • Type: Contemporary
    • Book Language: English
    • Book Origin: United Kingdom
    • Publisher: Penguin Studio
    • Publication Year: 2013
    • ISBN: 9780143122104
    • Number of Pages: 448
    • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.1 x 3.3 cm
    • Product Weight: 0.49 kg
 

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