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This impeccably researched and adventure packedThe Washington Post account of the obsessive uest by Christopher Columbus's son to create the greatest library in the world is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters NPR and offers a vivid picture of Europe on the verge of becoming modern At the peak of the Age of Exploration Hernando Colón sailed with his father Christopher Columbus on his final voyage to the New World a journey that ended in disaster bloody mutiny and shipwreck After Columbus's death in 1506 eighteen year old Hernando sought to continue and surpass his father's campaign to explore the boundaries of the known world by building a library that would collect everything ever printed a vast holding organized by summaries and catalogues; really the first ever database for the exploding diversity of written matter as the printing press proliferated across Europe Hernando traveled extensively and obsessively amassed his collection based on the groundbreaking conviction that a library of universal knowledge should include all books in all languages and on all subjects even material often dismissed ballads erotica news pamphlets almanacs popular images romances fables The loss of part of his collection to another maritime disaster in 1522 set off the final scramble to complete this sublime project a race against time to realize a vision of near impossible perfection Magnificenta thrill on almost every pageThe New York Times Book Review The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books is a window into sixteenth century Europe's information revolution and a reflection of the passion and intrigues that lie beneath our own insatiable desires to bring order to the world today Bought it with great expectationsnot sure it deliveredEarly chapters dealing with Columbus senior were very enjoyable with information and insights new for me but I found that the middle portion of the book lost its way somewhat in heavy detailed descriptions of diverse royal families alliegiances and treatiesAs for the catalogue or library itself and it's compilation the odd illustrative graphic interspersed with some pictures of books mentioned might have rewarded and aided this slightly jaded and bewildered reader

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books Christopher Columbus His Son and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest LibraryThis impeccably researched and adventure packedThe Washington Post account of the obsessive uest by Christopher Columbus's son to create the greatest library in the world is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters NPR and offers a vivid picture of Europe on the verge of becoming modern At the peak of the Age of Exploration Hernando Colón sailed with his father Christopher Columbus on his final voyage to the New World a journey that ended in disaster bloody mutiny and shipwreck After Columbus's death in 1506 eighteen year old Hernando sought to continue and surpass his father's campaign to explore the boundaries of the known world by building a library that would collect everything ever printed a vast holding organized by summaries and catalogues; really the first ever database for the exploding diversity of written matter as the printing press proliferated across Europe Hernando traveled extensively and obsessively amassed his collection based on the groundbreaking conviction that a library of universal knowledge should include all books in all languages and on all subjects even material often dismissed ballads erotica news pamphlets almanacs popular images romances fables The loss of part of his collection to another maritime disaster in 1522 set off the final scramble to complete this sublime project a race against time to realize a vision of near impossible perfection Magnificenta thrill on almost every pageThe New York Times Book Review The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books is a window into sixteenth century Europe's information revolution and a reflection of the passion and intrigues that lie beneath our own insatiable desires to bring order to the world today A fascinating thoroughly researched and well written book that summarises the era of discovery and conuest initiated by Christopher Columbus' extraordinary character and feats to provide the context for his son's determination to both collate and categorise all existing knowledge through establishing a uniue library plus ensure his father gained appropriate recogniton and reward for his astonishing achievements It also explores the nature and categorisation of knowledge and compares Hernando's library to the internet as a source of knowledge