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The True Story of Christopher ColumbusThe True Story of Christopher Columbus

by Elbridge S. Brooks

Note: This book was orginally presented on the 400th Anniversary of 1492 - keep this in mind in relationship to any timeline mentioned in the story.

This "True Story of Christopher Columbus" is offered and inscribed to the boys and girls of America as the opening volume in a series especially designed for their reading, and to be called "Children's Lives of Great Men." In this series the place of honor, or rather of position, is given to Columbus the Admiral, because had it not been for him and for his pluck and faith and perseverance there might have been no young Americans, such as we know to-day, to read or care about the world's great men.

Columbus led the American advance; he discovered the New World; he left a record of persistence in spite of discouragement and of triumph over all obstacles, that has been the inspiration and guide for Americans ever since his day, and that has led them to work on in faith and hope until the end they strove for was won.

"The True Story of Christopher Columbus" will be followed by the "true story" of others who have left names for us to honor and revere, who have made the world better because they lived, and who have helped to make and to develop American freedom, strength and progress.

It will be the endeavor to have all these presented in the simple, straightforward, earnest way that appeals to children, and shows how the hero can be the man, and the man the hero.

The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 1 - Boy With an Idea CHAPTER I.
Boy With An Idea
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 2 - What People Thought of the Idea CHAPTER II.
What People Thought of the Idea
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 3 - How Columbus Gained a Queen For His Friend                    CHAPTER III.
How Columbus Gained a Queen For His Friend
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 4 - Boy With an Idea CHAPTER IV.
How the Admiral Sailed Away
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 5 - How the Admiral Sailed Away CHAPTER V.
How They Fared on the Sea of Darkness
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 6 - What Columbus Discovered CHAPTER VI.
What Columbus Discovered
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 7 - How a Boy Brought the Admiral to Grief CHAPTER VII.
How a Boy Brought the Admiral to Grief
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 8 - Trying it Again CHAPTER VIII.
Trying it Again
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 9 - How the Troubles of the Admiral Began CHAPTER IX.
How the Troubles of the Admiral Began
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 10 - From Paradise to Prison CHAPTER X.
From Paradise to Prison
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 11 - How the Admiral Came and Went Again CHAPTER XI.
How the Admiral Came and Went Again
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 1 - How the Admiral played Robinson Crusoe CHAPTER XII.
How the Admiral played Robinson Crusoe
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 13 - The End of the Story CHAPTER XIII.
The End of the Story
The True Story of Christopher Columbus - Chapter 14 - How the Story Turns Out CHAPTER XIV.
How the Story Turns Out
 
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