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Columbus in the Americas

Columbus in the Americas By William Least Heat-Moon Lois Wallace Columbus in the Americas A stirring tale of adventure and tragedy They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down and they gave everything for anythi

  • Title: Columbus in the Americas
  • Author: William Least Heat-Moon Lois Wallace
  • ISBN: 9780471211891
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Columbus in the Americas By William Least Heat-Moon Lois Wallace A stirring tale of adventure and tragedy They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that was given to them I was attentive and labored to find out if there was any gold With these portentous words, Christopher Columbus described one of his first encounteA stirring tale of adventure and tragedy They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that was given to them I was attentive and labored to find out if there was any gold With these portentous words, Christopher Columbus described one of his first encounters with Native Americans on the island of Guanahani, which he had named San Salvador and claimed for Spain the day before In Columbus in the Americas, bestselling author William Least Heat Moon reveals that Columbus s subsequent dealings with the cultures he encountered not only did considerable immediate harm, but also set the pattern of behavior for those who followed him.Based on the logbook of Columbus and numerous other firsthand accounts of his four voyages to the New World, this vividly detailed history also examines the strengths and weaknesses of Columbus as a navigator, explorer, and leader It recounts dramatic events such as the destruction of Fortress Navidad, the very first European settlement in the New World a pitched battle in northern Panama with the native Guaymi people and an agonizing year Columbus and his men spent marooned on a narrow spit of land in southern Jamaica.Filled with stories of triumph and tragedy, courage and villainy, Columbus in the Americas offers a balanced yet unflinching portrait of the most famous
    Columbus in the Americas By William Least Heat-Moon Lois Wallace

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    1. Jenn on said:

      Doesn t damn Columbus with opinion or vitriol, but with simple factual accounts of his actions.

    2. Ron on said:

      A short, brisk overview of Columbus s four voyages, where he seems to have gone in the Caribbean, how he treated the natives not very well at all , what he missed the mainland, mostly , how he was treated by his sailing compatriots rather shittily , and how he was regarded back home by the Spanish crown nowhere near as well as he had hoped Heat Moon gives him plenty of kudos for his sailing skills he made the trips quite expeditiously, especially when compared to later English voyages, that took [...]

    3. Paul Haspel on said:

      A short but useful summary of Christopher Columbus s voyages to the Americas Acknowledges Columbus boldness as a mariner and the scope of his ambitions, and at the same time makes no bones regarding the enormity of the cruelties that Columbus perpetrated against the aboriginal peoples of the American continent Writing this review on this Columbus Day 2013 that s 521 years after Columbus made his first American landfall at what is now Watling Island, and 79 years after President Franklin D Roosev [...]

    4. Barb on said:

      Pretty darn interesting Places Columbus within context quite well Never knew about the other three voyages, or the political pressures Columbus was under to bring back wealth Moon admires Columbus as a sailor, understands some of the impossible situations he found himself in, and still reminds us, from time to time, what wanton destruction this brought on to the native peoples of our continent Very well balanced.

    5. David on said:

      This was an interesting and fast read detailing all four of Columbus s voyages to the new world It was based on abstracts of his ship s logs and other writings Until the end, Columbus was convinced that he had actually reached the Orient and was finding some lesser known islands and people in that region A great read for anyone wanting to have an overall picture of each of the voyages and what he did and experienced as the New World became familiar to the Old World.

    6. Mike on said:

      Good overview from one of my favorite authors If you are at all interested in this topic you would do well to look into the books 1491 and 1493.

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