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Christopher Columbus

Explorer (1451 — 20-May-1506)


Laurence Bergreen. Columbus: The Four Voyages. Penguin. 2011. 448pp.

David Boyle. Toward the Setting Sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the Race for America. New York: Walker & Co.. 2008. 421pp.

Martin Dugard. The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition. New York: Little, Brown and Co.. 2005. 294pp.

Washington Irving. A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: G. & C. Carvill. 1828. (3 vols.) 399pp. + 367pp. + 420pp.

Samuel Eliot Morison. Christopher Columbus: Mariner. Boston: Little, Brown. 1955. 224pp.

Samuel Eliot Morison. Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus. Boston: Little, Brown. 1942. (2 vols.) 448pp. + 445pp.

Paolo Emilio Taviani. Christopher Columbus: The Grand Design. Orbis. 1985. 573pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.224)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.333)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.215)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.155)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.217)

  11. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.62)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.119)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.136)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.74)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.53)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.161)

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