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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
A stirring tale of adventure and tragedy "They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that was given to them. I was attentive and labored to find out if there was any gold." With these portentous words, Christopher Colum...  more »
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.


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