Columbus by Hans Koning
His Enterprise: Exploding the Myth

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A biography of the fifteenth-century Italian seaman and navigator who unknowingly discovered a new continent while looking for a western route to India.
 

About Hans Koning

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Former New Yorker reporter Hans Koning was born Hans Koningsberger in Amsterdam and was a student when World War II broke out and the Germans invaded. He escaped and joined the British Army. After the war, he attended the University of Amsterdam and the Sorbonne, simultaneously working as a full-time writer and journalist. In 1951, Koning caught a freighter to the United States, where he continued to work as a freelance writer and began The Affair (1958), the first of his thirteen novels. Koning now lives in Connecticut with his wife, Kate, and is, as always, writing. In addition to his twenty-two books, three plays, and two translations, he has written political-travel pieces as a reporter-at-large for The New Yorker and has reported for The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times.
 
Published January 1, 1976 by Monthly Review Press. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Koning exposes Columbus's less-than-noble side: his greedy, gold-motivated explorations, his New World ``discovery'' which allowed the plunder and murder of America's native peoples, and his return fr

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Koning exposes Columbus's less-than-noble side: his greedy, gold-motivated explorations, his New World ``discovery'' which allowed the plunder and murder of America's native peoples, and his return fr

Jan 01 1992 | Read Full Review of Columbus: His Enterprise: Exp...

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