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Columbus : the four voyages

by Bergreen, Laurence.

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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 sa... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue : October 1492
  • Discovery. Thirty-three days ; Son of Genoa ; Shipwreck ; "The people from the sky"
  • Conquest. River of blood ; Rebellion ; Among the Taínos
  • Interlude. The Columbian exchange
  • Decadence. "A great roaring" ; Roldán's revolt ; "Send me back in chains"
  • Recovery. El Alto Viaje ; Castaways in paradise ; February 29, 1504
  • Columbus Day.
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