The Last Voyage of Columbus by Martin Dugard
Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold, War, Hurricane, and Discovery

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The epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's final, and perhaps greatest, journey to the New World.
 

About Martin Dugard

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MARTIN DUGARD has been a leading authority and writer on running and endurance sports for more than 20 years. His work has appeared extensively in Runner's World, Outside, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and GQ. His books include the New York Times bestsellers The Last Voyage of Columbus and Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone. This is his seventh book.
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Back Bay. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Vivid narrative of the explorer’s fourth and most harrowing New World trip reveals a courageous, enigmatic man who weathered the perils of nature and the intrigue of contemporaries high and low.

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"For a guy who's been dead five centuries," says Dugard, "Columbus was very much a physical presence as I wrote this book."

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USA Today

Writer Martin Dugard presents an admiring, insightful yet balanced portrait of Christopher Columbus in The Last Voyage of Columbus.

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Nights and Weekends

After the ship's put to sea, the story shifts to the harshness of a trans-ocean crossing, shipwrecks, Indian attacks, mutiny, hurricanes, suicidal rescue attempts, the fortunate arrival of a lunar eclipse, and the desperation of Columbus and his men to survive the trip back to Spain.

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