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by Christopher Columbus

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As to the Spanish in this book, I cannot comment. The English worked fine for me though. This contains letters and selected documents by Columbus or to him during each of his four voyages. It was nice to have alongside the biography I was reading to fill in some gaps and get an idea of the terminology and phrasing used in the 1400s. From his comments, it seems that Columbus was well read for his day. He seemed to be an eternal optimist until the weight of perceived and real injustices done to him crushed his spirit. That, along with his poor health. His family and friends were loyal though and he always had good words to say for them and for those who sailed under him, even seeming to forgive most of the mutineers. ( )
  MrsLee | Feb 24, 2009 |
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Some say that these lands were first known many centuries ago, and that their situation was written down and the exact latitudes noted in which they lay, but their geography and the sea routes by which they were to be reached were forgotten, and that Christopher Columbus, a learned man well read in the science of cosmography, set out to make a fresh discovery of these islands.
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Columbus' letters and other documents record his journeys to America

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