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Author: Ernle Bradford
ISBN: 0670221562
Pages 288 pages
Publisher Studio; First Edition edition (October 12, 1973)
Language English
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Rating: 4.7
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by Ernle Bradford


Ernle Bradford was born in 1922 and died in 1986.

Ernle Bradford was born in 1922 and died in 1986. Bradford lived in Malta for a number of years.

Born Cristoforo Colombo, the son of a weaver from Genoa, he renounced his father’s trade early in life and took to sailing. Biographies Adventurers & Explorers. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The son of Jocelyn Ernle Sydney Patton Bradford and his wife, Ada Louise Dusgate, Bradford was educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. He also served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer.

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Corgustari
This author writes beautiful historical biographies. His succinct summaries are engaging reads and uniquely expand your understanding. If you read one book on Christopher Columbus, read this one. If you have read other histories of Columbus (and whatever you think of Columbus) you should read this as well. Bradford's background as a professional sailor rather than as a credentialed historian works to the reader's advantage on this particular biography.
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I don't think of myself as much different from most people who grew up in the United States, going through grade school with a modest understanding of our nation's history. From Columbus up until the present day, we were presented with an abbreviated history highlighted with sidebars that would occasionally delve deeper into the subject matter. My knowledge of Christopher Columbus was basically limited to the fact that he was Italian, had gone to Spain and convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to finance his voyage to Asia, which he felt he could reach by heading west, and that he had made four voyages of discovery. After listening to this fascinating book-on-tape by Ernle Bradford, I learned not only about how tough it was...years of hard work...just to get Ferdinand and Isabella's support, but about the intrigue and drama that resulted in the later voyages. The experiences of these four distinctly different trips, including the dangers and life-threatening challenges that make the work of today's thrill-seekers pale in comparison, are vividly drawn in an engrossing story that makes me feel an admiration for this man I could not have expected. Let the judgement of today's political scientists be what it may regarding the destruction of the indigenous people and the resulting chaos that became the New World. For me, "Christopher Columbus" is an engrossing story of a man who braved incredible dangers to rally support for his mission and his religion, managed to nurture relationships of both royalty and ordinary seamen in his efforts to achieve success, faced mutinous challenges by greedy counterparts, and sadly, never lived to know the scope of his discovery.
Chilldweller
History is truly most despised by the arrogantly ignorant. Getting beyond political assumptions of Columbus, this is a beautiful biography, written in a non-partisan manner. Bradford brings to life the times in which Columbus lived. What an exciting time, of mariner trade, discovery, and tales of unreported & unclaimed far off lands. Today, we have passed 500 years since that initial voyage, and know, or at least thibk we know, everything about the new world he discovered. Yet, the tale of the initial discovery is still extremely exciting to read. The journey into the life threatening unknown, the discovery of new lands and new people. I can't help, but wish there was a place for such things in our age. Sittingly comfortably in my heated home in New England, there is a renewed sense of love and appreciation for those who sacrificed to discover and make these lands as liveable as they are today. We are truly living on the fruits of labor, from tireless humans who built to make a better world. Those who take offense to my comments, should read this book, and consider the life of some of the indigenous people, who, before Columbus, spent every day hunting and fighting to stay alive. True perspective is gained when you have enough empathy to put yourself into the shoes of Columbus, who risked mutinany from his own men, encountered cannibalistic indigenous warriors, encountered new diseases on both sides, and lost many ships and risked never seeing home again. Columbus should be judged on his own merits; not by the misdeeds of every other white man who came after. I doubt most of us, would have served as a better ambassador in such a chaotic situation.