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read mobi Í Columbus in the Americas ð Turning Points in History Ä william least heat-moon ã A stirring tale of adventure and tragedyThey brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down and they gave He very first European settlement in the New World; a pitched battle in northern Panama with the native Guaymi people; and an agonizing year Columbus and his men spent marooned on a narrow spit of land in southern JamaicaFilled with stories of triumph and tragedy courage and villainy Columbus in the Americas offers a balanced yet unflinching portrait of the most famous and controversial explorer in historyTURNING POINTS features preeminent writers offering fresh personal perspectives on the defining events of our ti A concise narrative of a monumental historical event beautifully written WLHM presents a full view of Columbus for his accomplishments as an explorer and the destruction he set in motion on an entire culture Based on first hand accounts of Columbus's four voyages WLHM tells the story of Columbus's shipwrecks and struggles with surviving ocean storms

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Tselling author William Least Heat Moon reveals that Columbus's subseuent dealings with the cultures he encountered not only did considerable immediate harm but also set the pattern of behavior for those who followed himBased on the logbook of Columbus and numerous other firsthand accounts of his four voyages to the New World this vividly detailed history also examines the strengths and weaknesses of Columbus as a navigator explorer and leader It recounts dramatic events such as the destruction of Fortress Navidad t Pretty darn interesting Places Columbus within context uite well Never knew about the other three voyages or the political pressures Columbus was under to bring back wealth Moon admires Columbus as a sailor understands some of the impossible situations he found himself in and still reminds us from time to time what wanton destruction this brought on to the native peoples of our continent Very well balanced

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Columbus in the Americas Turning Points in HistoryA stirring tale of adventure and tragedyThey brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down and they gave everything for anything that was given to them I was attentive and labored to find out if there was any goldWith these portentous words Christopher Columbus described one of his first encounters with Native Americans on the island of Guanahani which he had named San Salvador and claimed for Spain the day before In Columbus in the Americas bes They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that is would be tiresome to write down and they gave everything for anything that was given to them I was attentive and labored to find out if they was any goldWith these portentous words Christopher Columbus described one of his first encounters with Native Americans on the island of Guanahani which he had named San Salvador and claimed for Spain the day before In Columbus in the Americas Author William Least Heat Moon reveals that Columbus's subseuent dealings with the cultures he encountered not only did considerable immediate harm but also set the pattern of behavior for those who followed himBased on the logbook of Columbus and numerous other firsthand accounts of his four voyages to the New World this vividly detailed history also examines the strengths and weaknesses of Columbus as a navigator explorer and leader It recounts dramatic events such as the destruction of Fortress Navidad the very first European settlement in the New World; a pitched battle in northern Panama with the native Guyami people; and an agonizing year Columbus and his men spent marooned on a narrow spit of land in southern JamaicaFilled with stories of triumph and tragedy courage and villainy Columbus in the Americasoffers a balanced yet unflinching portrait of the most famous and controversial explorer in historyback coverI'm so glad I'm not God I wouldn't want to have the knowledge of what was going to happen; I wouldn't want to be able to look down knowing what lay in the future And that's what it was like to read this book and it was heartbreaking to watch the initial successes and pleasure in success be gradually eroded away until well if you don't know how Columbus' life ended I will let you read the book for yourselfIt was even heartwrenching to read about the effect of European contact on the native peoples to read about the cruelty and rapacity of the Spaniards while having to always keep in the front of my mind that they were acting within the culture of their times and how those traits spelled the end of native cultures and livesYes I had a general idea of the results of Columbus' discovery of the New World Mr Least Heat Moon has presented a non European interpretation and it paints the event in shame sorrow and greed wiping away the shining picture of a brave explorer