Learn the truth about the Discoverer of America in the best double agent in history in: COLUMBUS—THE UNTOLD STORY By Manuel Rosa
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Book Review: Columbus The Untold Story
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/.
Posted by Cristóvão Colon at 1:20 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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.
Posted by Cristóvão Colon at 8:15 AM
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Manuel Rosa, "Christopher Columbus: The Untold Story"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.
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Friday, July 22, 2016
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.
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.
Capt. Peter J. Piaseckyj
Darrell Kastin's review
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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