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No event in human history has changed the world more than the Columbian Exchange, the melding of the “Old” and “New” Worlds initiated by Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage. It opened a new era of global trade, largely depopulated and then repopulated two continents, and began a transfer of plant and animal life that literally changed the face of the planet. Yet the decid No event in human history has changed the world more than the Columbian Exchange, the melding of the “Old” and “New” Worlds initiated by Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage. It opened a new era of global trade, largely depopulated and then repopulated two continents, and began a transfer of plant and animal life that literally changed the face of the planet. Yet the decidedly mixed blessings of this exchange—and Columbus’s undeniable violence and greed—make him the most hotly debated figure in American history. In this compact narrative biography, Alexander Kennedy drills through centuries of controversy to rediscover the man beneath, a Genoese weaver’s son whose audacity led him to define an era. Backed by equally audacious monarchs, Columbus leads an expedition to the Americas, fueled as more by his iron will than by wisdom. But when his cruelty to both Spanish colonists and indigenous peoples leaves his reputation in tatters, the remaining years of Columbus’s life become a desperate quest to restore his lost honors. Here Kennedy gives us Columbus in all his complexity: the hero, the monster, and the man.... "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” - Christopher Columbus Buy Now to Discover: Columbus’s battle with pirates as a young sailor. Debunking of several enduring myths of Columbus’s life. The fraught relationship between Columbus and his patron, Queen Isabella. The destruction of the Santa Maria—and the fate of its wreckage. Columbus’s complicated legacy for American slavery. The indigenous resistance to Columbus, including his battles with the Caribs. Columbus’s rivalry with explorers Vasco da Gama and Amerigo Vespucci. Buy Now and Read the True Story of Christopher Columbus Thank you in advance for buying our book. We know you'll love it!


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No event in human history has changed the world more than the Columbian Exchange, the melding of the “Old” and “New” Worlds initiated by Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage. It opened a new era of global trade, largely depopulated and then repopulated two continents, and began a transfer of plant and animal life that literally changed the face of the planet. Yet the decid No event in human history has changed the world more than the Columbian Exchange, the melding of the “Old” and “New” Worlds initiated by Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage. It opened a new era of global trade, largely depopulated and then repopulated two continents, and began a transfer of plant and animal life that literally changed the face of the planet. Yet the decidedly mixed blessings of this exchange—and Columbus’s undeniable violence and greed—make him the most hotly debated figure in American history. In this compact narrative biography, Alexander Kennedy drills through centuries of controversy to rediscover the man beneath, a Genoese weaver’s son whose audacity led him to define an era. Backed by equally audacious monarchs, Columbus leads an expedition to the Americas, fueled as more by his iron will than by wisdom. But when his cruelty to both Spanish colonists and indigenous peoples leaves his reputation in tatters, the remaining years of Columbus’s life become a desperate quest to restore his lost honors. Here Kennedy gives us Columbus in all his complexity: the hero, the monster, and the man.... "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” - Christopher Columbus Buy Now to Discover: Columbus’s battle with pirates as a young sailor. Debunking of several enduring myths of Columbus’s life. The fraught relationship between Columbus and his patron, Queen Isabella. The destruction of the Santa Maria—and the fate of its wreckage. Columbus’s complicated legacy for American slavery. The indigenous resistance to Columbus, including his battles with the Caribs. Columbus’s rivalry with explorers Vasco da Gama and Amerigo Vespucci. Buy Now and Read the True Story of Christopher Columbus Thank you in advance for buying our book. We know you'll love it!

30 review for Columbus: Lies of a New World (The True Story of Christopher Columbus) (Historical Biographies of Famous People)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katie That Bookish Girl

    Overall, this was an excellent book for getting a glimpse about who Columbus really was, from both sides. Although Kennedy generally favored the argument that the Spaniards were more destructive rather than triumphant, it was relatively unbiased. He could definitely have used an editor, as some parts of the book seemed unorganized and could used patching up. If you're looking for a quick read about Christopher Columbus's life, legacy, and voyages, this is the book for you. However, if you're loo Overall, this was an excellent book for getting a glimpse about who Columbus really was, from both sides. Although Kennedy generally favored the argument that the Spaniards were more destructive rather than triumphant, it was relatively unbiased. He could definitely have used an editor, as some parts of the book seemed unorganized and could used patching up. If you're looking for a quick read about Christopher Columbus's life, legacy, and voyages, this is the book for you. However, if you're looking for something more in-depth, I would personally recommend Samuel Eliot Morison's Admiral of the Ocean Sea. ⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎ | www.katiethatbookishgirl.com

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Columbus: Lies of a New World tells the story of Christopher Columbus, both the good and the bad. It is pretty fair in its assessment of both. It’s pretty short and to the point so it reads fast. As far as content, it’s a solid 4. However, it is in very bad need of an editor. Random words that don’t belong are scattered throughout and that is very distracting. The formatting could use some work. The eighth chapter repeats quite a bit of what was said previously. For the content, though, I still Columbus: Lies of a New World tells the story of Christopher Columbus, both the good and the bad. It is pretty fair in its assessment of both. It’s pretty short and to the point so it reads fast. As far as content, it’s a solid 4. However, it is in very bad need of an editor. Random words that don’t belong are scattered throughout and that is very distracting. The formatting could use some work. The eighth chapter repeats quite a bit of what was said previously. For the content, though, I still recommend reading it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jferrara

    Caution before reading, all opinion, no facts. Lies alright. Nothing is factual, verifiable or misquoted. The author does a poor job of representing facts that were made after Columbus' death. He quotes his enemies and used short or mid sentence quote. Totally bias and not worth the read. There are other more reliable and factual biographies of Columbus, stay away from this one. Caution before reading, all opinion, no facts. Lies alright. Nothing is factual, verifiable or misquoted. The author does a poor job of representing facts that were made after Columbus' death. He quotes his enemies and used short or mid sentence quote. Totally bias and not worth the read. There are other more reliable and factual biographies of Columbus, stay away from this one.

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