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[Reading] ➿ Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America ➶ David Boyle – Babyandbeyondshow.co.uk The untold story of the rivalries and alliances between Christopher Columbus Amerigo Vespucci and John Cabot during the Age of ExplorationWhen Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 the lonThe untold story of the rivalries and alliances between Christopher Columbus Amerigo Vespucci and John Cabot during the Age of ExplorationWhen Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 the long established trade routes to the East became treacherous and expensive forcing merchants of all sorts to find new ways of obtaining and trading their goods Enterprising young men took to the sea in search of new lands new routes new markets and of course the possibility of glory.

And vast fortunes Offering an original vision of the race to discover America David Boyle reveals that the race was in fact as much about commerce and trade as it was about discovery and conuest Contrary to popular belief Cabot Columbus and Vespucci not only knew of each other they were well acuainted—Columbus and Vespucci at various times worked closely together; Cabot and Columbus were born in Genoa about the same time and had common friends who were interested in Western.

ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä

ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä David Boyle is the author of Blondel’s Song The Capture Imprisonment and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart and a series of books about history social change and the future His book Authenticity Brands Fakes Spin and the Lust for Real Life helped put the search for authenticity on the agenda as a social phenomenon The Tyranny of Numbers and The Sum of Our Discontent predicted the backlash ag

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10 thoughts on “Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America

  1. Linda Linda says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIThe author's main thesis is that the three great explorers of the late 15th century Christopher Columbus John Cabot and Amerigo Vespucci were not only acuainted with each other but that two possibly all three were partners in a business venture to reach Asia by sailing West across the Atlantic After a span of 500 plus years it is impossible to prove this assertion with direct documented evidence but he does raise some interesting and intriguing possibilitiesWhere Boyle shines however is in the details Very few history books have covered the period from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to roughly 1550 with such detail about Europe's political social religious artistic and cartographic developments He also hints that the discovery of the American landmass in 1492 is still having repercussions to this day I found this book extremely interesting and enjoyable


  2. Robert Bergstrom Robert Bergstrom says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIThe book examines the interwoven stories of Columbus Cabot and Vespucci and the back stories of Italian and Spanish aristocracy in the 1400s I am always surprised how much we don't know about history Was Columbus from Genoa? Was Cabot also from Genoa how did he become a Venetian citizen? Did they know each other and did they cooperate in their planning? Did Cabot make two or three voyages to North America? Had sailors from Bristol already discovered Newfoundland before Cabot's voyages? Did Cabot return from his final voyage or was he lost at sea? Did Cabot make landfall in Newfoundland or Nova Scotia? For hundreds of years it was believed that Sebastian Cabot discovered North America rather than his father I read the book 1494


  3. Landofhistory Landofhistory says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIThere need to be narrative histories of the 15th century In my opinion Europe had not seen so much change and upheaval since the fall of Rome as it did in this turbulent timeThis was a period defined by immense change and progress a time of cataclysmic warfare of the Renaissance and of world changing discoveries Few eras have such a resonating echo down to modern times and few events such an impact as the European discovery of AmericaIn David Boyle’s “Towards the Setting Sun” you get a good narrative history that intertwines the lives and achievements of the great European explorers Columbus Cabot and Vespucci with the backdrop of the rich tapestry of 15th century EuropeBoyle tells the story well no easy task given the state of Europe in this time refining it down to the spheres that his three main subjects lived in The early chapters deal with their rise and struggle for fun


  4. Gerald Sinstadt Gerald Sinstadt says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIWho discovered America? Christppher Columbus Everyone says so Anyway I've seen the statue in Barcelona where he stands gazing out across the oceanTime for a rethinkDavid Boyle's wonderful book first establishes that this is a tangled subject and then proceeds to unravel the strands with thrilling dexterity The time is towards the end of the 15th Century The motivation is the urge to bypass the long and winding trail of many hands that brings coveted spices from Asia The world is only very partially mapped To travel down the coast of Africa round and beyond for unknown miles is unappealing and dangerous Perhaps one might reach the east by sailing west This is the story of three men who did without actually arriving where they wanted to beThe author makes the point that the three Columbus John Cabot and Amerigo Vespucci were known to each other; and at various times they were partners and at others rivals Columbus and Cabot indeed were both born in Genoa Vespucci was a Floren


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIThe thesis of this book os that Cabot Columbus and Vespucci were collaborators and that they should be studies together rather than separately However Boyle spends most of the book discussing each man separately While he indicates that Cabot and Columbus were co investors at one point and that Vespuci was financially involved in some of Columbus' voyages he does not spend any time building a true relationship betweent he me analyzing the


  6. Mr. G COLVILLE Mr. G COLVILLE says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIThree livesThe author has a very detailed historical account of these three explorers which has revealed many facts new to me I had anticipated an enjoyable read but I'm afraid my enjoyment was spoiled by the inclusion in the text of far too many typos I lost count of the times the word 'be' was shown incorrectly as 'he' and other words beginning with 'b' also suffered similarly eg 'hankers' instead of 'bankers' The author's 'brilliant editor' has done him a great disservice by missing so many obvious errors and the author similarly has not covered himself in glory by including such schoolboy errors as 'fermenting rebellion' instead of 'fomenting rebellion'; 'precipitous departure' instead of 'precipitate depart


  7. Richie Richie says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIOverall this was a decent book I have read a few books on Columbus now However until I had read this book I had no idea that Columbus Vespucci and Cabot were so closely inter related to one another This book is partly theoretical as with almost any book on early explorers as certain aspects of their lives and progress are unknown One can only make educated assumptions based on known facts surrounding the times much in the same way a crime is solved based on clues The book went on a tangent from time to time explaining the times surrounding Columbus Vespucci and Cabot but I suppose in the end it was a necessary diversion from the main story line to allow unknowing readers such as myself to grasp an understanding of life


  8. FrankO FrankO says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBII was very interested in the view that this book presents about the rivalries and interactions among Christopher Columbus John Cabot and Amerigo Vespucci However I was constantly getting lost in details that I didn't understand or wasn't remembering from several pages previousIf I hadn't recently traveled to Turkey there would have been a few things in the early part of the book that I wouldn't have comprehended Also the lack of maps in the book was a bit frustrating Maybe if I had spent a lot time studying history I would have gotten into this book a bit Maybe since I had just finished a well written book by David McCullough it made this book difficult to read


  9. L. (Maybe you can have too many books) L. (Maybe you can have too many books) says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIOn the one hand I enjoyed David Boyle's writing style The pace never slacked he engaged me in the story and there were lots of trivia and footnotes which I'm a sucker forHaving said that though the main reason Boyle wrote this book was to convince me the reader that the legendary Christopher Columbus John Cabot and Amerigo Vespucci not only knew each other they were working together under a super secret pact of discovery and exploitation The book is liberally peppered with Maybe Might Have and Perhaps but I was given no concrete evidence of the author's theory So in this case Boyle has failed I ain't buying it


  10. José José says:

    ePUB David Boyle Ä Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Ä toward pdf, setting book, columbus book, cabot book, vespucci ebok, race ebok, america book, Toward the free, Setting Sun free, Setting Sun Columbus Cabot kindle, the Setting Sun book, the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot epub, Toward the Setting Sun Columbus Cabot Vespucci and the Race for America MOBIMy mind kept wandering as I tried to slog through this rather comprehensive account of the lives of Columbus Vespucci and Cabot three Italian merchants at the heart of the age of exploration Boyle might be a great researcher but I give him poor marks as a storyteller and I am afraid a historian needs to be able to master both


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