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Columbus: The Four Voyages

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Highly recommended despite the author's bias!

    Another example of judging past historical figures based on the morality of the present. The author captured the excitement of planning and sailing and the new world discoveries. But the author executed judgment on Columbus's motives and decisions, judging him from the comforts of the twenty first living room. Columbus found natives who ate their fellow man...who cut off their genitals to fatten them up for eating..who impregnated women only to eat their offspring..where is the outrage from the history revisionists?

    If you can get past the amateurish psychoanalysis this author so often attempts on Columbus..you will find in Columbus a man of great intelligence, a leader, an adventurer, and a human being, with all the sinful characteristics we all posssess. Columbus not only deserves the tribute one day a year we have here in the USA, but his full adventurous life, and his discoveries and accomplishments scream out to be taught to our youth.

    After reading this book it is clear no modern human could hold a candle to what this man went through physically, mentally and spiritually during his 4 voyages. I have a brand new, deep, profound, respect for this man and all he accomplished. Columbus a sinner, yes, but aren't we all!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2014

    I really liked this book, and I am happy that I read it. I gave

    I really liked this book, and I am happy that I read it. I gave it 4 stars because of the author's judgmental writing. I see many other readers did not like that aspect either. But the information is good, and I certainly did not know as much about Columbus beforehand!

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