Columbus: His Enterprise : Exploding the Myth

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Monthly Review Press, 1991 - History - 141 pages
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"The book is an idea that has finally found its time."
--Publisher's Weekly

"I think your book on Christopher Columbus is important. I'm more grateful for that book than any other book I have read in a couple of years."
--Kurt Vonnegut

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It tells you things about Columbus that you would never otherwise know. Read full review

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Exposes the legend of Columbus as something you or your kids will probably never read about in school. He was the predecessor to the conquistador. He and his men nearly wiped out an entire race of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
The Enterprise of Columbus
11
The Case Columbus
19
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Former New Yorker reporter Hans Koning was born Hans Koningsberger in Amsterdam and was a student when World War II broke out and the Germans invaded. He escaped and joined the British Army. After the war, he attended the University of Amsterdam and the Sorbonne, simultaneously working as a full-time writer and journalist. In 1951, Koning caught a freighter to the United States, where he continued to work as a freelance writer and began The Affair (1958), the first of his thirteen novels. Koning now lives in Connecticut with his wife, Kate, and is, as always, writing. In addition to his twenty-two books, three plays, and two translations, he has written political-travel pieces as a reporter-at-large for The New Yorker and has reported for The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times.

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