The book begins with a young Christopher Clumbus staring out in to the ocean. Where he begins to think about sailing across the ocean to the Indies. Then Clumbus goes to the king and asks for a charter to find a new trade route. He eventually grants Clumbus the charter, and Clumbus gathers his ships. Then the author vividly describes the voyage across the ocean. He also discusses all the problems that faced Clumbus, such as the mutiny of his crew due to the long voyage. Once Clumbus reached the New World or what he thought was the West Indies his problems did not end.
During this time clumbus had many troubles with Indians as he called them, and the ruff terrain the he had not figured for. The author dose a very good job of discussing all aspects of clumbus feeling though out his struggles to reach the new world. Through out the book he is able to give you all of the different aspects and opines of all the people around Clumbus during the book. The author did a very good job of conveying his ideas nd feelings about Clumbus and the people who thought he was crazy.
This book was very interesting and helped my increase my knowledge about Christopher Clumbus and the hard ships and rewards that he faced during he voyages. During my reading of this book I was able to understand why Clumbus tried so hard to reach the his destination. By not giving up and pursuing his goals Clumbus has now became a very significant part in U. S. history. Not only by discovering the new world but by helping to colonize the harsh new world.