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 Christopher’s 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 himself…or perhaps did his cousin secure the audience with the royal couple and persuade them to back Christopher’s 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. Pirnat’s 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.
This book was one of the most hilarious books that I have ever read. If you have any sort of knowledge of History in general you HAVE to read this book!! I have never laughed so hard reading a book in my life! It literally had me in tears so many times that I HAD to put it down so I could stop hyperventilating! This is a great humor read and I seriously don't know how this book has not been reviewed by more people. I recommend this to book to anyone that wants to have a great night of laughs :)
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