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Columbus: The Four Voyages

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From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer.

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 rich detail Laurence Bergreen re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career. Written from the participants' vivid perspectives, this breathtakingly dramatic account will be embraced by readers of Bergreen's previous biographies of Marco Polo and Magellan and by fans of Nathaniel Philbrick, Simon Winchester, and Tony Horwitz.

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subject_facetAmerica -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish
Columbus, Christopher -- Travel -- America
Explorers -- America -- Biography
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
HISTORY / North America
title_displayColumbus : the four voyages
title_fullColumbus : the four voyages / Laurence Bergreen
Columbus The Four Voyages
title_shortColumbus
title_subThe Four Voyages
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Discovery and exploration
Explorers
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
HISTORY / North America
History
Nonfiction
Spanish
Travel