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ENCOUNTERS UNFORESEEN 1492 Retold

The history of Columbus’s epic voyage dramatized from a bicultural perspective, presenting Columbus’s beliefs, thoughts, and actions side by side with those of the historic Native Americans he met. Based closely on Columbus’s Journal, other primary sources, and anthropological studies. “Rowen’s research…is nothing less than breathtaking. The sensitivity and originality of his portrayals are equally impressive, avoiding the trap of simply retelling a familiar tale from an exclusively European perspective or casting the explorers as nothing more than rapacious colonialists….remarkably new and inventive...”—Kirkus Reviews “…spellbinding…recreates the world as Columbus must have known it…exploring the reactions of local chiefs upon their encounter with Columbus and…his exploits, and his abject solitude as well.” —Readers’ Favorite Five Star Review “…a fascinating story of enmeshed lives, and the consequences of new worlds….written with scrupulous detail to historical accuracy…”—William F. Keegan, Curator of Caribbean Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Talking Taíno “…a literary masterpiece…”—Midwest Book Review

ANDREW ROWEN www.andrewrowen.com

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Sea History 163 - Summer 2018