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Columbus in the Americas (Turning Points in History)
Columbus in the Americas - Turning Points in History
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
ISBN-13: 9780471211891
ISBN-10: 0471211893
Publication Date: 8/30/2002
Pages: 172
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Publisher: Wiley
Book Type: Hardcover
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Based on the logbook of Columbus and numerous other firsthand accounts of his four voyages to the New World, this vividly detailed history also examines the strengths and weaknesses of Columbus as a navigator, explorer, and leader. It recounts dramatic events such as the destruction of Fortress Navidad, the very first European settlement in the New World, a pitched battle in nothern Panama with the native Guaymi people; and an agonizing year Columbus and his men spent marooned on a narrow spit of land in southern Jamaica.