Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the Americas, Explorers of New Lands

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - 166 pagine
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Columbus left Spain in 1492 thinking that he could reach China by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. When he reached land after five weeks, he thought he had discovered a new route to the East Indies. It was not until much later that people realized
 

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Indice

A Battle at Sea
1
Birth of a Great Seaman
12
A Life Lived by the Sea
28
Selling His Dream
43
Setting Sail at Last
58
A Voyage of Discovery
73
Exploring a New World
93
Other Voyages Other Failures
120
Chronology and Timeline
144
Notes
149
Bibliography
151
Further Reading
152
Index
153
Picture Credits
165
About the Contributors
166
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (2009)

William Goetzmann was born in 1931 in St. Paul Minnesota. He received his BA and PhD from Yale University. He also taught taught at Yale before going to the University of Texas at Austin to develop his American Studies program. He was a historian and emeritus professor in American studies at the University of Texas in Austin. He won the Parkman Prize and Pulitzer Prize for historians for his work on the American west. His written works are focused on the topics of American philosophy, American political history and American arts. He wrote Beyond the Revolution: A History of American Thought From Paine to Pragmatism in 2009. Willaim Goetzmann died on September 7, 2010.

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