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Christopher Columbus most likely wasn't the person to discover the Americas. He wasn't even the first European to do so! Despite that, his three trips to the Western Hemisphere led to many more European explorers heading in that direction. In this volume, readers familiar with Columbus's travels on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria can learn who Columbus was beyond his travels. Supported by full-color and historic images, interesting main content turns what readers think they know about the life of Columbus on its head while expounding on an important period in the history of the world.