Edward Wilson-Lee on The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

The Curious Man’s Podcast | 30 September 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Edward Wilson-Lee about his book The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library. Describes the life and work of Hernando Colon, the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus. Covers his biography that burnished the reputation of Columbus, his work to collect everything ever printed and house it in the world’s biggest library; and discusses the parallels with knowledge curation today.

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