The new edition of Newton Frohlich’s celebrated historical novel 1492: A Novel of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition, and a World at the Turning Point is in stores now!
In his critically acclaimed novel, award-winning author Newton Frohlich invites readers to immerse themselves in a tale far more complex, far-reaching, and extraordinary than the popular narrative of a courageous Italian sailor who knelt before the queen of Spain and made a daring journey to the West.
Everything You Never Knew About Christopher Columbus …
1492 separates the facts from the myths surrounding the voyage of Columbus and reveals little-known personal details about Columbus, including his complex relationships with both Christians and Jews, and why he felt compelled to hide his true identity and background.
A vivid tapestry of passion and political intrigue, 1492 provides a new and illuminating window into a crucial moment in world history—with sobering parallels to today. 1492 has not only received rave reviews as a great read, but it’s a very timely work with direct parallels between the conflict of Muslims, Jews, and Christians during the 1400’s and today.
Frohlich spend eight years in Israel, Spain, and Italy researching and learning about Columbus. Compelled to write a historical novel revealing the little-known truths he was discovering, Frohlich’s doubts vanished after a visit to the Columbina Library in the Cathedral of Seville, where Columbus’s books are kept. While there, a kindly priest said to him: “Young man, remember the words of the great philosopher Santayana: ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ ”
“Captivating, extraordinarily vivid.” — Publishers Weekly
“Frohlich shows a fine gift for storytelling. . . . The sheer power of the historical events is likely to keep the reader engaged.” —Booklist
“Rollicking, readable, and fascinating.” — St. Louis Post Dispatch