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The Life of Christopher Columbus By Edward Everett Hale
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Everett Edward Hale's story of Christopher Columbus. This book is based on Columbus' own letters, journals and other documents of his time. The Life of Christopher Columbus was published in 1892 to... More > commemorate the 400 year anniversary of 1492. Excerpt of Author's Preface: This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. His life has often been written, and it has sometimes been well written. I have attempted to follow closely the personal fortunes of Christopher Columbus, and, to the history around him, I have given only such space as seemed absolutely necessary for the illustration of those fortunes. I have followed on the lines of his own personal narrative wherever we have it. And where this is lost I have used the absolutely contemporary authorities. I have also consulted the later writers, those of the next generation and the generation which followed it.< Less
The Life of Christopher Columbus By Edward Everett Hale
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Everett Edward Hale's story of Christopher Columbus. This book is based on Columbus' own letters, journals and other documents of his time. The Life of Christopher Columbus was published in 1892 to... More > commemorate the 400 year anniversary of 1492. Excerpt of Author's Preface: This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. His life has often been written, and it has sometimes been well written. I have attempted to follow closely the personal fortunes of Christopher Columbus, and, to the history around him, I have given only such space as seemed absolutely necessary for the illustration of those fortunes. I have followed on the lines of his own personal narrative wherever we have it. And where this is lost I have used the absolutely contemporary authorities. I have also consulted the later writers, those of the next generation and the generation which followed it.< Less