Columbus: His Enterprise: Exploding the Myth


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"The book is an idea that has finally found its time."
—Publisher's Weekly

"I think your book on Christopher Columbus is important. I'm more grateful for that book than any other book I have read in a couple of years."
—Kurt Vonnegut

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Koning exposes Columbus's less-than-noble side: his greedy, gold-motivated explorations, his New World ``discovery'' which allowed the plunder and murder of America's native peoples, and his return from his fourth voyage as an old man in disgrace. (June)no PW review
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
I was fascinated as a 4th grader, in 1942, that the year was an anagram of the year when "heroic" Columbus and his cohorts sailed into this hemisphere. I've changed quite a bit in five-plus decades, and so has my view of the man and his cohorts-the books of my childhood made no mention of the Spaniards' callous treatment of the natives. As you prepare to teach about the explorers' impact on world history, make certain your youngsters receive a balanced perspective. In addition to other more favorable books, you'll profit by perusing Hans Koning's polemic, Columbus: His Enterprise. The real Columbus existed somewhere between the unblemished hero of my youth and Mr. Koning's archvillain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853458258
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 141
  • Sales rank: 1,510,874
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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