Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WINNER 2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD, COLUMBUS-The Untold Story

Manuel Rosa's book "COLUMBUS-The Untold Story" wins 2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®!

COLUMBUS - The Untold Story may be the best and most authoritative book ever written on Columbus. Rosa smashes all kinds of paradigms in this book. "It took 500 years to build the official 'History of Columbus' and two decades of scientific investigating to destroy it," says Manuel Rosa.
May 5, 2017 / PRZen / GARFIELD, N.J. -- The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized "COLUMBUS - The Untold Story" by Manuel Rosa in the category of Biography: Historical, as a Winner of 2017 Independent Press Award.

The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award Winners and Distinguished Favorites based on overall excellence.

Columbus - The Untold Story (already named Best History Book of 2016 in the Huffington Post) smashes all kinds of paradigms of history. After 21 years of research into what he realized was a 500-year-old mystery of a man, and mission, and spy craft and espionage of the highest order, Rosa puts the pieces together like no one else before him has been able to. Columbus supposedly started life in a family of indigent wool-weavers in Genoa, however, this was speculative because Columbus went to great lengths to conceal his true name and nationality.
Columbus - The Untold Story reviews all the evidence supporting the Genoese Columbus hypothesis. As it turns out, almost all the evidence for the Genoese claim is either shabby at best, or fabricated at worst. At times the government of Genoa produced fraudulent evidence to support their claim. It's as if the real history had been deliberately suppressed, and Rosa tells us why.

Rosa travels some exciting side trails too that no Columbus researcher ever even noticed before, let alone dared to venture down. He dug deeply into previously ignored archives, examined newly emerged documents, and read thousands of documents and books in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French and Polish.

Columbus used a secret identity in Spain, the book explains, because the discoverer was on a secret mission for Portugal to lure Spain away from India and secure Portugal's monopoly over the Spice Trade.

The book is chock full of reproduced documents and color plates that support Rosa's thesis. There are so many extraordinary claims the author makes in this book and yet he meticulously supports them throughout the book, even DNA tests to verify and repudiate relations and descendants. Every detail is a compelling fact that leaves you begging for the next one as the plot advances. It reads not only like a historical work, but as a spy thriller and adventure story as well.

"I am very happy to have my research recognized by Independent Press Award. It is an honor to know that my book brings value to the contentious subject of Columbus, who died 511 years ago on May 20th, 1506, but whose real story very few people knew," says Manuel Rosa.

"In 2017, we had worldwide participation, from London to Australia, from Portugal to Hong Kong, and are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD. Independent publishing is alive and well, and continues to gain traction worldwide," said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

For more information, please visit: independentpressaward.com see Author's Website at www.1492.us.com for more information.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Best History Book of The Year 2016 - Huffington Post

NON-FICTION - HISTORY Best book of 2016 

Learn the truth about the Discoverer of America in the best double agent in history in: COLUMBUS—THE UNTOLD STORY By Manuel Rosa
 12/08/2016 02:30 pm ET

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Book Review: Columbus The Untold Story



Book Review: Columbus The Untold Story

coverc6552.jpg “It took 500 years to build the official "History of Columbus" and 21 years of scientific investigating to destroy it.”---Manuel Rosa
Looking for a good read on Columbus this Columbus Day? Manuel Rosa’s Columbus The Untold Story may be the best and most authoritative book ever written on Columbus. And for us Steemians who are here shattering paradigms in social media and publishing, more good news: Rosa smashes all kinds of paradigms in his book. The standard tale most of us taught and carry with us the rest of our lives is that Columbus started life in a family of indigent peasant wool-weavers in Genoa, at that time not part of Italy because Italy did not yet exist as a nation. At some point he boards a ship that gets sinks in a storm, and he manages to swim ashore in Portugal. In Portugal, this ignorant wool weaver who knows nothing and speaks no Portuguese climbs his way to the top of the Portuguese aristocracy and marries a princess. But instead of living happily ever after at the end of that fairy tale, he goes on to Spain where he dupes King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella into sponsoring him, who has never captained a ship, to lead a voyage to India by sailing in the wrong direction. As Rosa points out in the book, and takes great lengths to explain in painstaking but compelling detail, this is a laughable fairy tale that couldn’t possibly have any basis in reality, especially within the restrictiveness of medieval society. Rosa reviews the works of various proponents of the Genoese Columbus hypothesis, and soundly rejects all of them. As it turns out, almost all the evidence for the Genoese claims is either shabby at best, or fabricated at worst. At times the municipal government of Genoa enthusiastically produced fraudulent evidence to support the claim, bolster the Italian-American community, and of course, profit. Rosa then goes on to present a new hypothesis. He digs deeply into previously ignored Portuguese archives, examines newly emerged documents, and reads over tens of thousands of documents and books in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and Polish. He’s not only a masterful researcher, but a master of languages as well. After 21 years of research into what he realized was a 500-year-old mystery of a man, and mission, and spy craft and espionage of the highest order, Rosa puts the pieces together like no one else before him has been able to. It’s almost as if the real history had been deliberately suppressed, and Rosa tells us why. Even his English edition is hard to come by, being available only from his own website. Let’s take a look at Rosa’s own boiler plate to see how thoroughly he’s stirred the pot of professional academia (He uses the Spanish Colon to refer to Columbus):
  • All contemporaries agree Colon had expert sailing knowledge at par with the expert Portuguese pilots of the day
  • He continued his secret communications with the King of Portugal while in Spain
  • He intentionally made false statements to Spain regarding India and enlisted others like Amerigo Vespucci to do the same
  • He hid his real name real name and nationality not from the kings, but from us, the public at large.
  • He always knew he was not in India and he never planned to reach India.
  • The last will of 1498 said to be written by Colon is a forgery written 90 years after his death
  • His wife not just a Portuguese noble, but at the top of the aristocracy.
  • Historians don’t believe Columbus sailed to the New World in 1477. We show he did
  • Columbus lied about the sinking of the Santa Maria. He deliberately sabotaged and marooned to strand the Queen’s men
  • Rather than rejecting Columbus’ claims, King Joao II of Portugal helped plan the journey because it was a psy op against Spain.
  • It took 500 years to construct the lie and over 20 years to destroy it.
  • Just as James Bond has the codename “007,” Columbus’ codename was Cristobal Colon
  • Columbus went to great lengths to conceal his true name because he was on a secret mission for Portugal to lure Spain away from India and secure Portugal’s monopoly.
These are some extraordinary claims the author makes, and yet he meticulously supports them throughout the book. Normally I would say he does it in excruciating detail, but there is nothing excruciating about this book at all. Every detail is a compelling fact that leaves you begging for the next one as the plot advances. It reads not only like a historical work, but as a spy thriller and adventure story as well. Rosa travels some exciting side trails too that no Columbus researcher ever even noticed before let alone dared to venture down. He informs us that Portugal was the last Templar state in Europe, that its Kings were regularly excommunicated from the Church and didn’t care! He takes inside the Templar lodges where we learn the secrets of their membership and operations. We witness diplomatic intrigue in England, France and the Vatican. The most surprising, and important, side trip of all is to the Polish court during their war against the Ottomans. The book is chock full of reproduced documents and color plates that support Rosa’s thesis. He conducts numerous DNA tests to verify and repudiate relations and descendants. Being Portuguese himself and a genealogical researcher, he brings unique insights and understandings to the Columbus story that, frankly, academic historians just aren’t capable of. If you love history, and especially alternative history, this will be one of the most stunning books you ever pick up. If you love conspiracy theory, this book makes them fact, at least the ones it deals with. If you love mysteries and spy novels, this real-life case will keep you riveted. It’s already shaking up academia with its meticulously developed case and undeniably powerful evidence. It’s too bad Manuel Rosa is not a lawyer, because his opposition would detest his ability to build a case. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. 
Buy it from Rosa himself and get a signed edition here: http://www.columbus-book.com/
I did.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Ripple Effect Podcast # 105 (MANUEL ROSA)

Episode 105 with Manuel Rosa, researcher, historian & author of many books including COLUMBUS: THE UNTOLD STORY. Manuel has spent over 25 years researching the official Columbus story & has published many books, in many languages about Christopher Columbus's life. 



All these years of research, investigation, analyzing & reading documents, and with his ability to read & speak multiple languages, has led him down a path of uncovering the truth about Christopher Columbus's life. In this episode, Manuel only scratches the surface of all the evidence that proves Manuel has uncovered & exposed Columbus's true identity, birth place, real name, his mission & much more. In This episode and in Manuel's book COLUMBUS: THE UNTOLD STORY, is the research & evidence that proves everything we have been taught about the most famous navigator, explorer & possibly most famous historic figure, has been a lie.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

COLUMBUS-THE UNTOLD STORY: review #9

I have been doing historical research for over 50 years and found Manuel Rosa's book "Columbus The Untold Story" to be an extraordinary piece of archival research that should forever change how we think of the man who "discovered" the Americas. The following is a slightly edited letter I wrote to Mr. Rosa. I have removed some private confidential information that I shared in the letter:

Manuel,
I am still reading your book, going back and rereading parts, but I am long past convinced that you are absolutely right. A number of my histories of shipwrecks have in excess of five thousand footnotes, referencing original sources, and I have always immodestly thought I was one of the best researchers in the world, but, after reading your work proving that the man the world knows as "Columbus" was not a lowly Italian weaver from Genoa, but a knight of high noble birth and that his claim to have discovered India was not made out of ignorance but as part of an secret plot hatched between him and the King of Portugal to misdirect the monarchs of Spain so they would not use their resources and manpower to infringe on Portugal's trade with Africa and India, I bow down to you as my superior. It is not only your research and attention to detail that has impressed me but your ability to connect and logically present the evidence supporting your theories.

Here is a brief synopsis of how I have concealed my knowledge (of certain things) for many reasons, one being that much of my work hunting shipwrecks and treasure has involved a real need for secrecy. As my father, who was in military intelligence, used to say — "loose lips sink ships." Secrecy and misdirection is something I have frequently used to protect myself and my discoveries. ••• Even in the 1960s, I was keeping some of my discoveries secret through the pretense that they weren't as important or as sure as they actually were. For example, when I was a teenager, a reporter called me up, saying he had heard I had discovered a shipwreck. I acted pleased that he had called and pretended I hoped he would immediately write an article. But that was not the case, I was upset that someone I had trusted had leaked confidential information. Publication would create competitors. To insure that he didn't write anything, I encouraged him to write something but pretended like I wasn't yet sure it was really a wreck, I expressed worry that it might just be some driftwood. I had actually discovered five wrecks and knew the identities of each of them. All five were Civil War era steamers over 200 feet long. There was no way that they were simply driftwood, as they each had iron hulls. As I had hoped, he didn't write the article and I didn't have to worry about competitors for a while. When he called me back months later, he was obviously pissed and said he knew the truth and was going to write the story with or without my input. I cooperated so I could help limit the info and thus the problems, which I knew the full truth would cause. It made national news and with the fame came not only competitors but instant enemies who were jealous of my success. I could go on for hours relating similar stories.

In other words, from my own experiences with dealing with secrets that some I have concealed for decades, and, after reading your excellent book, I fully understand how and why "Columbus" lied and mislead people not only about his discovery, but his true identity, education, knowledge and background.



Best wishes,
Lee

Dr. E. Lee Spence, Underwater Archaeologist
President, Sea Research Society (20,000+ members)
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Columbus: The Untold Story - Book Signing Event at Regulator, Durham, NC



Manuel Rosa, "Christopher Columbus: The Untold Story"

MANUEL ROSA
Friday, October 7 at 7:00PM
Manuel Rosa will be at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham NC, to read and sign his latest book, Columbus -- The Untold Story, a biography which unravels historical discrepancies surrounding Columbus and presents answers to the many reasonable questions that have never been explained. Columbus is truly an enigma with a much more complicated personal and professional life than history has told, including the high probability that he was of Polish royal blood.
Rosa has spent over a quarter century investigating America's legendary "discoverer" and his books have garnered International media attention and inspired dialogue amongst scholars, historians and educators. Now regarded as the world's foremost authority on Columbus, his own "voyage of discovery" began during the Columbus quincentennial, when his doubts were stirred by the supposed marriage of the lowly Italian peasant to a highborn Portuguese lady. Rosa has essentially proven that Columbus served as a double-agent for the Portuguese crown, that the Santa Maria never sank, but, rather, was purposefully marooned and that Columbus' 1498 Last Will and Testamentis a forgery.
Manuel Rosa is a Portuguese-American investigative historian who received the Boston Globe’s Art Merit Award in 1976, the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award in 2002, and the American Institute of Polish Culture’s Special Recognition Award in 2015. He has authored six foreign books on Columbus, has advised UNESCO and the Haitian government on matters related to Columbus' lost ship, the Santa Maria, and has appeared on BBC, NPR, the Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown," and numerous foreign-language media.

Event date: 
10/07/2016 - 7:00pm
http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/event/manuel-rosa-christopher-columbus-untold-story

Columbus Day is upon us when we celebrate Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage of discovery. Think you know what Christopher Columbus was up to? Or even who Christopher Columbus was? 

"Columbus: The Untold Story" is re-writing history, come on down to the Regulator Bookshop and hear for yourself. 

Friday, October 7 at 7:00 pm.

Friday, July 22, 2016

COLUMBUS-The Untold Story: A Book That's Changing History

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Another nutty conspiracy theory! That’s what I first supposed. I now believe that Columbus is guilty of a 
huge fraud carried out over two decades. – Professor James T. McDonough Jr., St. Joseph’s University.

COLUMBUS-The Untold Story

"COLUMBUS The untold story" book cover
In the year 1444, near long-lost Constantinople, a Christian monarch breaks his truce with the Muslims, but Fate double crosses him. He is crushed in battle. All of his personal knights are slain around him, and he vanishes without a trace. Some years later, on Madeira Island, 2,500 miles to the west, a mysterious Knight of Saint Catherine of Mount Sinai marries into the Portuguese elite . . . and has a son.

     Astonishing as it may seem, these two impossibly remote events were connected -- and the clouded genesis of Christopher Columbus can thereby be once and forever resolved. The key to unlocking the mystery was waiting in a place where nobody had ever looked before.
     25 years of research has pieced together a stunning array of artifacts and data, from one end of Europe to another, from Asia, Africa and the Americas: a chapel ruin, a ceiling mural in a private palace, DNA test results, an impressive diversity of documents, keenly analyzed . . . and a sword, unearthed by a Bulgarian peasant, that found its way to a museum in Saint Petersburg.
     The study and comparison of carefully censored State archives also helped explain Columbus’s life -- hitherto enshrouded in the deceitful machinations of power politics, false identities, and false discoveries in the Age of Exploration. Myth has at last been separated from fact, exposing what actually transpired.
     Being extremely fond of writing memoirs, journals and letters, the man known as Columbus left a great deal of this overwhelming proof himself. Now, 523 years later, his writings assisted in his own undoing.    
Many other clues -- meant to be deciphered generations later, when the need for secrecy had passed -- have been painstakingly gathered and analyzed. Some were cryptically displayed in the details of portraiture and esoteric writings, others in the most obvious features of one of the greatest works of Spanish Baroque drama, on heraldry, on a gravestone, via signatures and pseudonyms. What emerges is the picture of a consummate and cunning double-agent, with a bold and grandiose agenda.
     Enter this 500-year-old labyrinth and discover the unimaginable: a medieval conspiracy so audacious, so massive, and so well executed that it fooled the world for half a millennium.



COLUMBUS-THE UNTOLD STORY is a magnum opus and by no means should be considered a work of pseudo history or just another source of nutty conspiracy theories. Rosa’s numerous reliable findings and solid theories would make Sherlock Holmes jealous. The History of Columbus has many mixed-up facts and personalities, and maybe the time has come for the discoverer’s life to be finally rewritten.   – Renowned Greek-Polish historian, Miltiades Varvounis




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Thanks to Capt. Peter J. Piaseckyj for this correction:
I am so grateful for your outstanding scholarship and dedication. I have been a seaman all my life (I am 73 years old) and have read about explorations our world with great interest. You have added much original information for which I am grateful. There is very little in english of Portuguese exploration except for a book I have read recently, "A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire" by A. R.
Disney.
There is a question, perhaps I am not comprehending correctly, but on page 17 of you book you give the following information.
Today's coordinates, Greenwich, Long. 000-00 E/W, Lisbon is Lat. 38-43 N and Long. 009-08 W
Canary Islands is Long. 15-24 W
Ptolemy coordinates, Canary Islands Long. 000-00 E/W
Lisbon is Lat. 40-15 N and Long. 005-10E
Please check my Calculation  Canary Long. 15-24 W minus  Lisbon Long. 009-08 W
Equals 006-16 Degrees, so if Canaries are Long 000-00 E/W then Lisbon is  006-16 E
Which is not 005-10 E as you claim in you book.

Sincerely yours,

Capt. Peter J. Piaseckyj



I have been waiting a good many years, too many to count, in fact, for this book by Manuel Rosa. If you want a book that is well researched, complete with details and sources, then this is the tome for you. Twenty-five years of research have pieced together a stunning array of artifacts and data, complete with DNA test results; one that resulted in the deceitfulness of power, of politics, false identities and false discoveries. Herein you will be able follow the author, as he connects the dots to a medieval conspiracy, so massive, so bold, so risky, and so well executed, that it has continued to fool the world for 500 years. This book, without a doubt, is one of the best to captivate me in a very long time. Manuel Rosa makes an exceptionally strong case for those who still insist on believing otherwise. (Amazon Review)



Dear friends, 
I strongly suggest  you buy and read the above mentioned book (in english). This is the most serious and in depth study I have ever read on the subject ( and I have read many...) This may well be a fundamental truth breakthrough arising at a time were we may expect many other emerging truth breakthroughs.
All the best,

Paulo C.

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Manuel,
Yes!  I have now read the entire book.  Your detailed research is impressive, as is your  passion. Piotr and I empathize completely – we are both passionate about our research.  It is a blessing to have a “vocation” in the sense of a true calling, to wake up each day with something meaningful to pursue. As promised, I have written our historian friend at Oxford to ask his help...
We look forward to a continuing collaboration.
Fondly,
Judy H.




Manuel Rosa has done an outstanding job of debunking the 'official' Genoa peasant weaver Cristoforo Colombo myth. He does this with extensive documentation of Segismundo Henriques Jagiello's personal family history, life in Portugal and Spain, personal documents and letters, etc. Manuel also goes into great detail about the political climate and circumstances surrounding Portugal and Spain as well.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone that is interested in discovering the truth about the man falsely called Colombo.



Darrell Kastin July 6 at 11:52am
This fine book sifts the BS from the facts in the history of the man we still call Columbus, though he never used that name. 1st mistake historians made was relying on the novelist, Washington Irving's book on the life of the admiral, and Admiral Samuel Morrison's (also not a historian) bio; the 2nd big mistake was not realizing who and what King John/João II of Portugal was, let alone utilizing the many Portuguese sources: absurd, since Portugal was the only place we know for a fact where Colón/Columbus lived before going to Castile.
I have always laughed at Admiral Morrison's ridiculous statement as to how a penniless woo weaver who washed up on the shores of Portugal managed to marry a noblewoman with ties to the the king of Portugal.





June 26, 2016
Dear Mr. Rosa,
   I have to say that I am fascinated by your book! It is the most thoroughly researched book on the topic of the man the world knows as "Christopher Columbus" that I have ever read. I have not yet finished the book as of yet but, I would like another copy for a friend.
 If you could be so kind as to provide me with a link to the English edition, I would be most grateful.

Kindest Regards,

   Robert Bilicki





1005422
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Aug 05, 2016

really liked it
Read from July 03 to August 05, 2016

Fantastic book. The author methodically checks off the lies, the misinformation, the forgeries, and focuses on the aspects of Colón's life the historians have ignored or tried to explain away with ridiculous assertions. In particular, Rosa includes extensive family charts that show Colón's family was very close to the man to whom he wrote in Portuguese, calling Colón, "our special friend," King John II. It's clear in reading biographies of Columbus that the writers have never understood who Kiing John II was, or his relationship to Colón, which makes it impossible to know who Colón truly was.

I cannot wait for more information to come to light, whether it be written or DNA; more proof that the poor nobody from Genoa was not in fact the man we've come to call Columbus.




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