The Last Voyage of Columbus

The Last Voyage of Columbus

Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mut

By Martin Dugard

Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316828833, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2005

- Remarkably, there are no other popular books about Columbus for adult readers. The story of the fourth voyage has never been fully told, and Columbus's many misfortunes on this trip make it the most interesting of them all.- Dugard balances the traditional and revisionist views of Columbus to give us a more complete picture of this much-debated figure.- Dugard is the "New York Times bestselling author of "Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook; Knockdown; Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth; and most recently, "Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone.- Recent bestsellers like "1421, The Bounty, In the Heart of the Sea, and others have shown that nautical exploration remains a hot topic.