Reveals an explosive new theory that challenges the famous tale of Columbus. Was he possibly a French pirate, or a Mallorcan navigator, or even the scion of some royal or noble family? If he was a penniless castaway of common birth, how could he marry into Portuguese nobility & gain the support of Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand? Where & how did he obtain the maps that showed his discovery in advance? Historians admit that much of what has been accepted & taught is, in fact, a myth. Through meticulous research, Bradley offers a convincing explanation of Columbuss real mission one of the most evocative in history.