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    Columbus: The Four Voyages (Hardback) By (author) Laurence Bergreen

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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Title
    Columbus
    Subtitle
    The Four Voyages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Bergreen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 773
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410441157
    ISBN 10: 1410441156
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    DC21: 970.015092
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, HIS029000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 970.01/5092
    LC classification: E118 .B47 2011B
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    12 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Waterville, ME