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The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery

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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 aquiline 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 history's 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 Dugard's thrilling account of this final voyage brings Columbus to life as never before-adventurer, businessman, father, lover, tyrant, and hero.

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This thrilling adventure narrative recreates the epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's fourth and final journey to the New World--a voyage that was by far his most dangerous, unexpected, exhilarating, and consequential.

Synopsis:

Columbus' fourth voyage is a saga of shipwreck, mutiny, discovery, and political treachery, yet his quest to find a passage to the Orient drove him onward in the face of peril.

About the Author

Martin Dugard has written for Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and GQ. He lives in Orange County, California, with his wife and three sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316154567
Author:
Dugard, Martin
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
8.20x5.52x.86 in. .64 lbs.

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Biography » General
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Product details 294 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316154567 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This thrilling adventure narrative recreates the epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's fourth and final journey to the New World--a voyage that was by far his most dangerous, unexpected, exhilarating, and consequential.
"Synopsis" by , Columbus' fourth voyage is a saga of shipwreck, mutiny, discovery, and political treachery, yet his quest to find a passage to the Orient drove him onward in the face of peril.
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