Laurence Bergreen “Columbus: The Four Voyages”

October 7th, 2011

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“In fourteen hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue …”That little refrain is just about the extent of what many folks know about the man we honor with a national holiday.

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When acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen started researching his new biography “Columbus: The Four Voyages,” he was startled at the reaction of some friends who said, “Four voyages? He made four?” Bergreen has carefully researched the decade-long Columbus exploration of the New World — actually the Caribbean, a little bit of South America, a brush with Central America — to tell the story of this man who was a brilliant sailor but an inept, cruel, and megalomaniacal governor.

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Laurence Bergreen “Marco Polo”

November 5th, 2007

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The adventures of Marco Polo are world renowned. His 13th-century trade-diplomatic-possibly-espionage travels to Mongolia and China have become the stuff of legend – in fact, many people think it is just a legend. There’s always been doubt that Polo even went to China. Did he go, or did he just pick up other people’s stories and sell them as his own?

That’s just one of the things biographer Laurence Bergreen wanted to know. His book is called “Marco Polo.”

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