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I have a different (older, translated into English) book version than this one. Very good read that puts Amerigo in his proper place as discover and also as pilot major for Spain's dominance of the seas that led to future success in exploring the New World. This book goes into all his steps to this point in detail, and debunks the lies that put him as a usurper of the Genoese Columbus and his fame rather than as a friend and helper to him. Without the Florentine humanist interest going among the ...more
Colombian essayist and historian. Arciniegas wrote over 50 books and many columns in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo and also taught at Columbia University in New York.More about Germán Arciniegas...