Columbus by Laurence Bergreen audiobook

Columbus: The Four Voyages

By Laurence Bergreen
Read by Tim Jerome

Penguin Audio
18.19 Hours Unabridged
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Unabridged, 15 hours Read by TBD A mesmerizing, new account of the great explorer from the acclaimed biographer of Magellan and Marco Polo.

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Unabridged, 15 hours

Read by TBD

A mesmerizing, new account of the great explorer from the acclaimed biographer of Magellan and Marco Polo.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Laurence Bergreen's new book, refreshingly, is fluid in style in its style and comprehensive in its research. Richly illustrated and enhanced with maps that are as legible as they are relevant. Columbus: The Four Voyages is complex in its themes, intriguing in its substance and sparkling with suprises. The Washington Times
In this scrupulously fair and often thrilling account of his four vorages to the "New World," Bergreen reveals Columbus as brilliant, brave, adventurous, and deeply flawed . . . A superb reexamination of the character and career of a still controversial historical agent. Booklist
Once you have read this superb acount of Columbus' four voyages, you will never be content with the cliche about the Italian-born explorer's sailing the ocean blue in 1492. Author of many prize-winning popular history books on topics as diverse as Marco Polo and Al Capone. Laurence Bergreen is a New York-based scholar whose portrayal of the life and times of Christopher Columbus is a tour de force. Winnipeg Free Press
A compelling new book [that] details the explorer's trips to the New World, including three you haven't heard about. Salon
Laurence Bergreen's ambitious new biography, Columbus: The Four Voyages [is] a spellbinding epic that's simultaneiously a profoundly private portrait of the most complex, compelling, controversial creature ever to board a  boat. This scrupulously researched, unbiased account of four death-defying journeys to The New World reveals the Admiral's paradoxical personality. USA Today
Laurence Bergreen's Columbus was brillliant, audacious, volatile, paranoid and ruthless. What emerges in this biography,  a worthy addition to  the literature on Columbus is a surprising and revealing portrait of a man who might have been the title charcater in a Shakespearan tradegy. The New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Laurence Bergreen

Author Bio: Laurence Bergreen

Laurence Bergreen is the author of several award-winning biographies, including those of Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, Irving Berlin, and James Agee, each considered the definitive work on its subject. He has written for many national publications, including Esquire and Newsweek, taught at the New School for Social Research, and served as assistant to the president of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York. He has also served as a nonfiction judge for the National Book Awards and as a judge for the PEN/Albrand Nonfiction Award. Voyage to Mars became an NBC-TV television movie in 2002. Bergreen lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 18.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English