The Rediscovery of North America
ISBN: 0679740996
EAN13: 9780679740995
Language: English
Publication Date: September 1, 1992
Pages: 58
Dimensions: 0.20" H x 7.80" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Five hundred years after Columbus' landing in America, the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and Crossing Open Ground delivers a devastating assessment of the explorer's legacy and takes the first step toward its redemption.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- a ruthless, angry search for wealth that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters, Barry Lopez challenges us to adopt an ethic that will make further depredations impossible. The Rediscovery of North America is a ringingly persuasive call for us, at long last, to make this country our home.