The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Feb 5, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia. Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation. Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement.
  

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Review: The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives

User Review  - Kobi - Goodreads

In case you didn't already know that Columbus was an asshole, he was an asshole. Read full review

Review: The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

Despite the name of the author and the title this book is niether written by Columbus nor is it about his four journeys. I found this very disappointing as the online description was vague. I was ... Read full review

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JM Cohen (1903 - 1989) was the translator of many volumes for the Penguin Classics, including versions of Rabelais, Cervantes and Montaigne.

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