cover image Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Gianni Granzotto. University of Oklahoma Press, $14.92 (300pp) ISBN 978-0-8061-2100-0

The late Italian historian offers a lucid, absorbing account of Columbus's life, from his early years as a sailor-merchant through each of his voyages to the New World. PW characterized this as ""a penetrating biography of an elusive figure.'' (March)