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Children's LiteratureChristopher Columbus has been credited with discovering America even though he never actually set foot on North America's mainland. Additionally, many records, including those from Columbus's own journal, portray him as a ruthless and cunning man who, without remorse, downplayed others for his own gain. Does this make Christopher Columbus less of a great explorer? While managing motley crews he traveled four expeditions and the results of his journeys contributed to many amazing advances. This book objectively exposes both sides of the brave explorer so that the reader can make their own informed conclusions. Packed full with colorful pictures and sidebars, this book will aid and inform the student seeking objective information on early exploration of America. There is a glossary and index as well as a list of book and Internet sources for further reading. This book is part of the "Great Explorers" series. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.
— Denise Daley