1492: The Real Story of Christopher Columbus and His Search for the New World

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1492: The Real Story of Christopher Columbus and His Search for the New World
by K. A. Pirnat How did Christopher Columbus find the courage, never mind the money, supplies, ships, and men, to undertake the great voyage that resulted in the discovery of America? In 1492: The Real Story of Christopher Columbus and His Search for the New World, K.A. Pirnat presents a tongue-in-cheek glimpse of Christophers life and the events, obstacles, challenges, and surprises leading up to his historical journey and momentous discovery. Did Christopher really approach Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand by himselfor perhaps did his cousin secure the audience with the royal couple and persuade them to back Christophers determination to prove his crazy theory that the world was not flat, as commonly thought, but round like a ball? And did the crews for his ships volunteer, or were they, perhaps, common criminals who thought the risk of sailing off the edge of the earth beat wasting away in prison? No matter how he poses it, K.A. Pirnats admiration for Christopher Columbus as a man determined to take his place in history shines through in this humorous and refreshing peek into the past. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: K. A. Pirnat was born in upstate New York and grew up in Yonkers, Westchester County. A graduate of Pace University, he has made his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, for the last thirty-two years. Now retired, in his spare time he enjoys photography, golf, writing, and tennis. (2004, paperback, 100 pages)