Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus may be one of the most well known sailors of all time but much of his actual life is shrouded in mystery.  Celebrate Columbus Day by getting the facts about the man and the myth with one of these great biographies.

A goal of Columbus was to raise money for a crusade against the Muslim occupiers of the Holy Land.  Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem  by Carol Delaney tells of Columbus' desire to secure Jerusalem before the second coming of Christ.

After Columbus returned from the New World,a corrupt bridge builder  named John Cabot smelled possibility.  Cabot convinced the English king to sponsor a voyage of his own. Read all about it in Douglas Hunter's The Race to The New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost Hour of Discovery.

We all know that in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  He actually sailed to the New World 4 times.  Get the scoop on the other three trips and find out why Columbus died penniless and destitute in Columbus: The Four Voyages by Lawrence Bergreen.

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