For 500 years we have been saying that a Genoese wool-weaver Christopher Columbus discovered America. That is just not true. The man who discovered America was a well-instructed nobleman whose name was Cristoval Colon. This mixed identity is the cause of all the misinformation. This blog is a place to address the facts of the history.
Manuel Rosa, "Christopher Columbus: The Untold Story"
Friday, October 7 at 7:00PM
Manuel Rosa will be at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham NC, to read and sign his latest book,Columbus -- The Untold Story, a biography which unravels historical discrepancies surrounding Columbus and presents answers to the many reasonable questions that have never been explained. Columbus is truly an enigma with a much more complicated personal and professional life than history has told, including the high probability that he was of Polish royal blood.
Rosa has spent over a quarter century investigating America's legendary "discoverer" and his books have garnered International media attention and inspired dialogue amongst scholars, historians and educators. Now regarded as the world's foremost authority on Columbus, his own "voyage of discovery" began during the Columbus quincentennial, when his doubts were stirred by the supposed marriage of the lowly Italian peasant to a highborn Portuguese lady. Rosa has essentially proven that Columbus served as a double-agent for the Portuguese crown, that the Santa Maria never sank, but, rather, was purposefully marooned and that Columbus' 1498 Last Will and Testamentis a forgery.
Manuel Rosa is a Portuguese-American investigative historian who received the Boston Globe’s Art Merit Award in 1976, the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award in 2002, and the American Institute of Polish Culture’s Special Recognition Award in 2015. He has authored six foreign books on Columbus, has advised UNESCO and the Haitian government on matters related to Columbus' lost ship, the Santa Maria, and has appeared on BBC, NPR, the Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown," and numerous foreign-language media.