CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Salvador De Madariaga
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An analyst of national psychologies and one time ambassador to the United States and to France for Spain, here presents the eternally controversial thesis that the immortal leader was a Catalan Jew. He marshals his arguments in convincing array and then proceeds to show the whys and wherefores of an extraordinary career, clarifying the mystery man of the ages. Not light reading -- really a scholars' book, but interesting enough in its thesis and its defence and presentation to appeal to imaginative minds. Well written, never belligerent in its arguments, always plausible and charming, it is good reading for those who can take its scholarship in their stride.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1940
Publisher: Macmillan