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Colom of Catalonia: Origins of Christopher Columbus Revealed Paperback – October 1, 2008
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"It has been speculated that . . . Columbus was not Italian. Merrill . . . takes up the case that Columbus was from . . . Catalonia. Absolute proof is unlikely . . . but Merrill's argument is solid." Book News Inc.
"This is not the first time a Catalan nationality has been claim[ed] for Columbus . . . but Merrill . . . argues convincingly." College & Research Libraries News
About the Author
Charles J. Merrill is an associate professor of foreign languages at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He lives in Frederick, Maryland.
Top Customer Reviews
This book should appear way higher than it does on Amazon lists for results of searches on "Columbus, origins" and even "Colom".
Disclaimer: Chuck and I hitchhiked north from Salamanca in the fall of 1969. We've stayed in intermittent, irregular contact since then. I was looking for some Columbus material to use with my high school Spanish classes a couple of years ago, when I was surprised to find Merrill in a Discovery Channel video about the Columbus origins, and a chance telephone conversation with him a couple of weeks ago let me know that his book had been published last winter. If not for our relationship, I wouldn't know the book existed. It really belongs in all public, university, and private libraries with any books about Columbus.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If Spain hide yet this evident facts, what more truths about the "spanish" (¿?) conquest of America can be revealed???
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