1492 Re­told

Smithsonian Magazine - - Secrets of American History - AN­DREW ROWEN www.an­drewrowen.com

The his­tory of 1492 dra­ma­tized from a bi­cul­tural per­spec­tive, fic­tion­al­iz­ing the life sto­ries and be­liefs of the his­toric Taíno chief­tains who met Colum­bus side by side with those of Colum­bus and Queen Is­abella. Based closely on pri­mary

sources and an­thro­po­log­i­cal stud­ies.

“Rowen’s re­search…is noth­ing less than breath­tak­ing. The sen­si­tiv­ity and orig­i­nal­ity of his por­tray­als are equally im­pres­sive…re­mark­ably new and in­ven­tive...” —Kirkus Re­views

“The en­counter of Colum­bus and Na­tive Caribbean peo­ples set in mo­tion events that cre­ated the mod­ern world….Rowen trans­ports us to this mo­ment of cre­ation, and does so by trac­ing the lives of the main pro­tag­o­nists. This is a fas­ci­nat­ing story of en­meshed lives, and the con­se­quences of new worlds. It is writ­ten with scrupu­lous de­tail to his­tor­i­cal ac­cu­racy…”

—Wil­liam F. Kee­gan, Cu­ra­tor of Caribbean Ar­chae­ol­ogy, Florida Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, Taíno In­dian Myth and Prac­tice, The Peo­ple Who Dis­cov­ered Colum­bus

“…riv­et­ing…a lit­er­ary mas­ter­piece that is as deftly com­plex as it is con­sis­tently en­ter­tain­ing.”

—Mid­west Book Re­view

“Amaz­ing! The lives, loves, vic­to­ries and de­feats of the Taíno In­di­ans are just as metic­u­lously and poignantly brought to life as Colum­bus, his fa­mous voy­age and Queen Is­abella’s court. A sprawl­ing, globe-trot­ting, all-con­sum­ing tour de force il­lu­mi­nat­ing all sides of the epic cul­tural clash that cre­ated the New World.”

—Trey El­lis, Plat­i­tudes, Home Re­pairs, Right Here, Right Now

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