This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.
Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.
Nicolas Soames provides a detailed introduction to the explorations of Christopher Columbus that led to the colonization of the New World. With the financial support of Spain's Queen Isabella, the Italian navigator sailed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a quicker trade route to the East Indies. Instead he found islands in the Caribbean, which would eventually lead to the discovery of the Americas. As Soames gives an in-depth investigation of Columbus' voyages, Trevor Nichols manages a style that is both informative and inquisitive that covers his failures and lesser-known struggles along with his oft-told and more famed successes.
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