[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Memoirs of Christopher Columbus Author Stephen Marlowe – Jwdfitness.co.uk

The Memoirs of Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Was Born Aboard A Boat To Italy As His New Christian, Formerly Jewish, Parents Fled Pre Inquisition Spain Orphaned By Age Twelve, Columbus And His Two Brothers Become Members Of The Household Of Roderigo Cardinal Borgia Forced To Flee Italy A Few Years Later Because Of A Bizarre Contract On His Life, Columbus Turns To The Sea At The Portuguese Observatory Of Prince Henry The Navigator, Columbus Absorbs The Most Advanced Geographical And Navigational Knowledge Of His Day He Spends The Next Ten Years Sailing Between England And Iceland, And Even Attempts To Rediscover Greenland.The Seeds Of Columbus Desire To Sail The Western Route To India Are Already Sown When, In 1479, He Returns To Lisbon And A Reunion With His Older Brother Bartolome Columbus Marries, Fathers A Son, Voyages To Africa, And Is Widowed He Never Remarries, Although He Fathers A Second Child Meanwhile, He And Bartolome Continually Seek Financing For Exploration Failing To Sell Their Ideas To The King Of Portugal, Columbus Eventually Enters The Employment Of Spain S Monarchs, Ferdinand And Isabella After Thirteen Years Of Effort, Politics And Fortuitous Friendships Finally Unite For A Common Purpose In 1492, Columbus Embarks, At Last, On His Great Venture The Success Of His First Voyage Makes Columbus A Legend In His Own Time He Spends His Remaining Years Trying, With Great Difficulty, To Live Up To The Legend He Makes Three Voyages To The New World But Is Plagued By Detractors, Mutinous Soldiers And Colonists, The Inquisition, Financial Problems, And Chronic Poor Health He Dies In Spain On May 20, 1506.Stephen Marlowe Has Developed A Unique Approach To Historical Fiction His Christopher Columbus Seems To Be A Resident Of The Twentieth Century Recounting His Fifteenth Century Adventures With Twenty Twenty Hindsight With Wit, Wisdom, And Remarkable Detail, Marlowe Unfolds Columbus Colorful History As No Traditional Biography Has Done, Changing Details To Suite His Fictional Purpose, But Still Leaving The Reader With Great Admiration For The Genius, Charisma, And Basic Humanity Of The Man Who Discovered America.

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  2. says:

    A very dark and at times brilliant satire on the human condition as viewed through the eyes and experiences of Christopher Columbus, who in one form or another comes back to our present to set the record straight We get a street eye view of the great...

  3. says:

    Magnificent A true epic, it s not the longest book page wise but the size of the experience of the characters is massive It s funny, sad, grand, intimate and most of all very well researched I actually feel as if I ve gone on a journey across the Ocean Sea myself.

  4. says:

    Only read parts Can t really comment, nor can I remember.

  5. says:

    Great read.

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