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"An eloquent, deep-reaching little book on the subject. But he goes far beyond the inquiry into Columbus' character, motives, and legacy. He also uses the occasion to turn our thoughts to hope: the hope that comes with both a frank acceptance of our past and a resolution to break ways with its shameful legacy." -- Bloomsbury Review
"Assets that we must go beyond an obsession with the material wealth of the continent that began with Columbus and begin to appreciate North America for its spiritual wealth if we are ever to feel at home here." -- Commonweal
"Eloquently proffers a philosophy of limits that we cannot afford to ignore in this era of global warning and overpopulation." -- Los Angeles Times
Posted December 1, 2001
Barry Lopez strongly challenges the name of Christpher Columbus by presenting the truth. He knows Columbus didn't discover America, but he also knows how cruel he was to the Native Americans he met when he arrived at San Salvador. Easy read and good detail makes this book perfect for any history teacher to present to his or her students.
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Posted June 23, 2012
Lopez is as articulate as ever. This account is shocking, sad, infuriating, disgusting. It should be a part of school curriculum in hopes that a reality BITE will adjust future behavior of human beings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.