This is a fine introductory take on the "Mysterious History of Columbus: An Exploration of the Man, the Myth, the Legacy". You must read this book first in order to have a full true understanding on Columbus and America in history. You have to walk before you can run. This book explores everything on him what is known and what is not known. Sadly, Columbian and American mythology fills up much our understanding about Columbus in History that often distort our views or perceptions about him. This book clears it up for all of us by sticking to the facts. Good bibliographical notes for further reading. A great guide for anyone interested in Columbus.