The Life of Christopher Columbus
by Edward Everett Hale
Publisher: Classic Reader 2008
This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. 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.
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