Christopher Columbus: Across the Ocean Sea

Christopher Columbus: Across the Ocean Sea

by Janet Benge, Geoff Benge

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Overview

"It was completely dark. The only things visible now were the two small beacon fires on the Pinta and the Niña. Christopher was glad the two fires calmed his frightened crew. They calmed him, too. Their glow reminded him that the Santa Maria was not alone on the vast, uncharted Ocean Sea. The three ships would sail together into the unknown."

Buoyant and determined, and having at last won the support of the king and queen of Spain, Christopher Columbus sailed west from Europe with three ships, confident he would reach the Indies by this new route and find the gold-laden civilization of the great khan.

After four risky expeditions in which he explored the Caribbean and landed in South America, Columbus died without acclaim, never knowing he had reached what would soon by known as the New World. While Columbus himself never realized the magnitude of his discoveries, his voyages across the Ocean Sea would soon be recognized as a major turning point in world history.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150776654
Publisher: Emerald Books
Publication date: 09/09/2015
Series: Heroes of History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 906,671
File size: 755 KB

About the Author

Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with more than thirty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.

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