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The Resource Columbus : the four voyages, 1492-1504, Laurence Bergreen

Columbus : the four voyages, 1492-1504, Laurence Bergreen

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Columbus : the four voyages, 1492-1504
Title
Columbus
Title remainder
the four voyages, 1492-1504
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Bergreen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10009853
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bergreen, Laurence
Dewey number
970.015
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • America
Target audience
adult
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the four voyages
Label
Columbus : the four voyages, 1492-1504, Laurence Bergreen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050056166
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 423 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143122104
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
Label
Columbus : the four voyages, 1492-1504, Laurence Bergreen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050056166
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 423 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143122104
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.

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