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Book ✓ The Last Voyage of Columbus É Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition ó Eyltransferservices Æ ➼ The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including AccouThe Year is 1500 Christopher Columbus stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders looking out at the colony that he founded nurtured and ruled for eight years Less than a decade after discovering the New World he has fallen into disgrace accused by the royal court of being a liar a secret Jew and a foreigner who sought to steal the riches of the New World for himself The tall freckled explorer with the auiline nose whose flaming red hair long ago turned gray passes his days in prayer and rumination trying to ignore the waterfront gallows that are all too visible from his cell And he plots for one great escape one last voyage to the ends of the earth one final chance to prove himself What follows is one of historys most epic and forgotten adventures Columbus himself would later claim that his fourth voyage was his greatest It was without doubt his most treacherous Of the four ships he led into the unknown none returned Columbus would face the worst storms a European explorer had ever encountered He would battle to survive amid mutiny war and a shipwreck that left him stranded on a desert isle for almost a year On his tail were his enemies sent from Europe to track him down In front of him the unknown Martin Dugards thrilling account of this final voyage brings Columbus to life as never before adventurer businessman father lover tyrant and hero Even after reading the other reviews and the summary I still don't know if this book is supposed to be nonfiction or a historical novel What I do know is that in the second chapter discussing the burning of the Library of Alexandria the author states a mob of Christian agitators believing all things secular and intellectual to be evil burned the library's contentsUgh Ultimately what actually happened is not known Many have speculated that Caesar burned the library some have speculated that the city was incredibly violent all around and in the middle of riots between Christians and pagans pagans holed up in a temple and Christians burned them out which led to the burning of the library but burning the library and its contents wasn't the point the point was getting the people inside outBut again what really happened is not known The author's interpretation that Christians went and burned the contents of the library because they are anti science and anti intellectual is an incredibly poor and incredibly unlikely interpretation of these events This event isn't even important to the book It's sad to see him feed into current anti Christian views and reinforce those views to readers who will now probably just take it as a given that this is what happenedAfter that I have no interest in reading the rest of the book due to the Gell Mann Amnesia effect what else is he just going to make up in this book and state it as fact that I won't know is made up?Giving one additional star because his narrative style is interesting But I didn't get this book to read a fictional account

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The Year is 1500 Christopher Columbus stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders looking out at the colony that he founded nurtured and ruled for eight years Less than a decade after discovering the New World he has fallen into disgrace accused by the royal court of being a liar a secret Jew and a foreigner who sought to steal the riches of the New World for himself The tall freckled explorer with the auiline nose whose flaming red hair long ago turned gray passes his days in prayer and rumination trying to ignore the waterfront gallows that are all too visible from his cell And he plots for one great escape one last voyage to the ends of the earth one final chance to prove himself What follows is one of historys most epic and forgotten adventures Columbus himself would later claim that his fourth voyage was his greatest It was without doubt his most treacherous Of the four ships he led into the unknown none returned Columbus would face the worst storms a European explorer had ever encountered He would battle to survive amid mutiny war and a shipwreck that left him stranded on a desert isle for almost a year On his tail were his enemies sent from Europe to track him down In front of him the unknown Martin Dugards thrilling account of this final voyage brings Columbus to life as never before adventurer businessman father lover tyrant and hero I read this book purely for pleasure Within my interests lies history yet it is not a subject I have delved deeply into at any point in my life This truly marked my first major personal attempt into learning about historyI am glad this book was my first read into the past The adventure that Columbus underwent and all the surrounding interactions he had in his world are so elouently presented by the author I highlighted countless words which I had never come across before The vocabulary in this book is exceptional and can further anyone who wishes to improve itI recommend this book to all I know It's just as exciting to read as any popular video entertainment today Get yourself 14 the way into this book and you will carry yourself to finish the epic journey

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The Last Voyage of Columbus Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition Including Accounts of Swordfight Mutiny Shipwreck Gold War Hurricane and DiscoveryThe Year is 1500 Christopher Columbus stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders looking out at the colony that he founded nurtured and ruled for eight years Less than a decade after discovering the New World he has fallen into disgrace accused by the royal court of being a liar a secret Jew and a foreigner who sought to steal the riches of the New World for himself The tall freckled explorer with the auiline nose whose flaming red hair long ago turned gray passes his days in prayer and rumination trying to ignore the waterfront gallows that are all too visible from his cell And he plots for one great escape one last voyage to the ends of the earth one final chance to prove himself What follows is one of historys most epic and forgotten adventures Columbus himself would later claim that his fourth voyage was his greatest It was without doubt his most treacherous Of the four ships he led into the unknown none returned Columbus would face the worst storms a European explorer had ever encountered He would battle to survive amid mutiny war and a shipwreck that left him stranded on a desert isle for almost a year On his tail were his enemies sent from Europe to track him down In front of him the unknown Martin Dugards thrilling account of this final voyage brings Columbus to life as never before adventurer businessman father lover tyrant and hero It seems the stories of early exploration are at once both tragic and triumphant Tragic in that they relate man's inhumanity to man Triumphant in that they express the the ability of man to face and conuer the most adverse conditions of body and spirit This book is a very impressive history of the four voyages of Columbus Who knew such a story existed? Our school history books only drilled into us the 1492 story of the first voyage One must read these exploration stories without judgement For we cannot enter into the the historic psyche of the parties involved We cannot judge the parties by our current sensibilities In any case Martin Dugard did a masterful job of bringing to the reader the awesome story of these early seafaring explorers the sailing mastery of Columbus along with his human weaknesses and a broad perspective of the world political scene that motivated the entire story ExcellentNote My Kindle version did not contain maps which would have been amazingly useful and added much to the story I do not know if the print version has such maps