[Ebook] Vasco Nunez de Balboa By Frederick A. Ober – Tanitiyor.us

[Ebook] Vasco Nunez de Balboa By Frederick A. Ober – Tanitiyor.us
  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  • Frederick A. Ober
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 9781163854624

Vasco Nunez de BalboaThis Scarce Antiquarian Book Is A Selection From Kessinger Publishing S Legacy Reprint Series Due To Its Age, It May Contain Imperfections Such As Marks, Notations, Marginalia And Flawed Pages Because We Believe This Work Is Culturally Important, We Have Made It Available As Part Of Our Commitment To Protecting, Preserving, And Promoting The World S Literature Kessinger Publishing Is The Place To Find Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Hard To Find Books With Something Of Interest For Everyone

Frederick Albion Ober was an American naturalist and writer.

10 thoughts on “Vasco Nunez de Balboa

  1. says:

    Frederick Ober was, by all accounts, a self taught polymath and prolific writer who moved from topics as disparate as tropical birds to Spanish conquistadors Among his accounts of the lives of Cortez, Pizarro, de Soto, Vespucci, and others is this slim volume dedicated to the Discoverer of the Pacific, Vasco Nunez de Balboa.Ober describes Balboa s early life in a few sentences, focusing on his tenure as self appointed governor of the precarious Spanish colony of Darien in Panama, and his expeditions in search of gold which would eventually lead one of his lieutenants, Francisco Pizarro, to conquer Peru Depending on your opinions about the European exploration and conquest of the New World, Balboa could be seen as either a bloodthirsty and greed obsessed ravager or the vanguard of civilization in an untamed land Ober himself seems to waver between the two, but tends toward the latter.Published in 1906, Ober s language in this book is florid and heroic, even overwrought at times, typical of the age Long passages read like the breathless prose of an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, and tends to undercut the credibility of the narrative It also tends to whitewash some of the historical details, like putting natives to the torture to make them disclose the location of their usually non existent hoards of gold Ober condemns such actions, a little, then goes on t...

  2. says:

    I m not sure why there remains such a dearth of information about Balboa This was one of the only books I could find devoted entirely to him As a previous reviewer stated, it is written in the style of a beezy adventure story I feared I wouldn t like it, since I saw immediately that it contained dialogue that was invented by Ober However, after cross checking the facts with a couple other sources i.e Wikipedia , I was convinced that the facts and information within the book were pretty accurate Ober seemed to create dialogue to give voice to the historical figures instead of merely writing the information as prose In any case, this technique makes for a great read, although this is clearly not a scholarly work In the preface Ober gives some of the historical Spanish sources for his text At the very least the book relates all the main events of Balboa s life that are known In short, Balboa was a vagabond, stowaway, debtor, pirate, and general ne er do well, as well as a cohort of Pizarro which tells you all you need to know The guy who is celebrated in children s books and school texts as the founder of the Pacific was really ...

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