Christopher Columbus and The Conquest of Paradise

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Bloomsbury USA, Apr 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 453 pages
Christopher Columbus' arrival on a small Bahamian island in 1492 is often judged to be a defining moment in the history of mankind, changing forever the map of the world. Kirkpatrick Sale offers readers a unique take on Columbus and his legacy, separating the man from the legend. Sale also looks at the global consequences of the discovery, revealing the colossal impact this brief moment in history had not only on a continent but also on the world. Now with a new introduction by Sale, this classic book is being re-issued for the 500th aniversary of Columbus' death in the heart of Castille.

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About the author (2006)

Kirkpatrick Sale is the author of twelve books, and is a contributing editor for The Nation. He lives in Cold Spring, NY.

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