The Mysterious History of Columbus: An Exploration of the Man, the Myth, the Legacy

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Knopf, 1991 - America - 318 pages
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An enthralling portrait of a man who changed the world 500 years ago. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times, guides us through the mists of legend, calumny, hero worship, and pure invention that have surrounded this renowned explorer to show us the demythologized Columbus of today. 3 Maps.

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THE MYSTERIOUS HISTORY OF COLUMBUS: An Exploration of the Man, the Myth, the Legacy

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An exciting probe of the great discoverer and the countless enigmas surrounding his life and legacy. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times science correspondent Wilford (Mars Beckons, 1990; The Riddle ... Read full review


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John Noble Wilford is a science correspondent for "The New York Times. "He lives in New York.

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