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The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date May 8, 2006
Pages 294
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316154567
ISBN-10 0316154563
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $20.99
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An account of Columbus's fourth and final voyage describes the aging captain's determination to find a passage to the Orient, recounting how his efforts were challenged by shipwreck, mutiny, and political treachery. By the author of Farther Than Any Man. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Year is 1500. Christopher Columbus, stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas, waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders, looking out at the colony that he founded, nurtured, and ruled for eight years. Less than a decade after discovering the New World, he has fallen into disgrace, accused by the royal court of being a liar, a secret Jew, and a foreigner who sought to steal the riches of the New World for himself. The tall, freckled explorer with the aquiline nose, whose flaming red hair long ago turned gray, passes his days in prayer and rumination, trying to ignore the waterfront gallows that are all too visible from his cell. And he plots for one great escape, one last voyage to the ends of the earth, one final chance to prove himself. What follows is one of history's most epic-and forgotten-adventures. Columbus himself would later claim that his fourth voyage was his greatest. It was without doubt his most treacherous. Of the four ships he led into the unknown, none returned. Columbus would face the worst storms a European explorer had ever encountered. He would battle to survive amid mutiny, war, and a shipwreck that left him stranded on a desert isle for almost a year. On his tail were his enemies, sent from Europe to track him down. In front of him: the unknown. Martin Dugard's thrilling account of this final voyage brings Columbus to life as never before-adventurer, businessman, father, lover, tyrant, and hero.

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Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (May 8, 2006)
9780316154567 | details & prices | 294 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $20.99
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