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By Benjamin Keen

"The cornerstone of the heritage of the yank continent." --Washington Irving This revised variation (originally released in 1959) of the well-known biography of Columbus by way of his son Ferdinand used to be released to coincide with the Columbus quincentenary celebrations. Benjamin Keen's creation strains the altering exams of Columbus and his Discovery over nearly 5 centuries, as mirrored within the writings of historians, different social scientists, novelists, and poets, and indicates how those tests have been motivated via various political, social, and highbrow stipulations. willing has additionally revised his translation and notes to mirror new info and viewpoints. Ferdinand's e-book is a relocating and private record. Provoked partly by means of the Spanish Crown's makes an attempt to decrease Columbus's function as discoverer, it finds the limited feelings of a loving son jealous of his father's honor. Ferdinand had entry to all of his father's papers. on the age of 13, he followed Columbus at the final voyage and took part in lots of of the occasions he relates right here. The narrative has the irrestible pleasure of an event tale: shipwreck, storms, and battles with mutineers or Indians. Ferdinand's imaginitive perception into the many-faceted character of the discoverer and his artistry with phrases make this biography, as Henry Vignaud has acknowledged, "the most vital of our resources of data at the lifetime of the discoverer of America." Benjamin prepared is Professor Emeritus of Latin American background at Northern Illinois college. he's the writer of The Aztec photograph in Western notion (Rutgers collage Press) and lots of different books.

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