What if Christopher Columbus owed his success-maybe even his very life-to two brothers who have been almost completely forgotten in the annals of history?
Forgotten Brothers is the story of Martín and Vicente Pinzon, and their instrumental role in the eventual success of Christopher Columbus' mission. Columbus invited Martin Pinzon to join the expedition, but the two men would eventually become bitter rivals. And while heartbreak was the fate for the Pinzons, Columbus returned a victor, and history regards him as a hero.
Based on many long-neglected historical treatises, some as many as 140 years old, this book presents a different picture of the facts of the voyage-facts today's history books fail to reveal.
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Very interesting read! In it, light is shed on two brothers whose stories are lost among tales of Christopher Columbus and his travels. While reading you get to know two brothers whose stories are told by Gary Knight in a revealing and entertaining way. I love the way Mr. Knight takes you to that time and shows the beauty of the mission amid the tribulations of nautical life. "On one typical day, his journal read: Madre Mio, the Lord has blessed me with another beautiful day. The sun is bright and intense, the sea is calm and a deep, dark blue, the sky is in sharp contrast between its royal blue sky and majestic clouds, and our ships are like angelic apparitions silently cutting through God's world." Thank you, Gary Knight for this wonderful book!