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Germán Arciniegas
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Amerigo and the New World: The Life & Times of Amerigo Vespucci

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 1 page
Published June 28th 1978 by Octagon Press, Limited (first published June 1978)
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Sep 23, 2014 Don rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Mar 16, 2013 Alana White rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: nonfiction
Excellent biography focusing on Amerigo's younger days in Florence, including his trip to France with his uncle Guid'Antonio Vespucci.
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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.
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