Newton Frohlich was interviewed on the TV program Books and the World, where he talked about his new book 1492: A Novel of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition, and a World at the Turning Point.
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1492 unfolds the story of Christopher Columbus in a way you’ve never heard before. Newton Frohlich brings to life a cast of strong-willed characters against the backdrop of the 15th century—a complex and turbulent time when the Muslim world was struggling to keep the West in an economic vise, the Christian world was fighting back against their control of its trade routes, and the Jews were caught in the middle. Frohlich deftly reveals little-known facts about Columbus and his times that have sobering parallels to today, including political power struggles, the behind-the-scenes intrigue at the court of the imperious Queen Isabella, the role of the Spanish Inquisition, and how Columbus had to hide his true identity and background in order to accomplish his ingenious goals.
Just a few of the enthusiastic reviews for 1492:
“Captivating, extraordinarily vivid.” —Publishers Weekly
“Rollicking, readable, and fascinating.” —St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Phillippa Gregory fans will be delighted.” —MommaOntheRocks.com
“Astonishing new novel.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist and critic