Reviews #1-8 of COLUMBUS-THE UNTOLD STORY
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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
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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